Updated: Jan 28
A huge catalyst in our environment, with one third of our food relying on the pollination of bees.
If you come across a sad looking bee this summer, read below, where you can find out how to rescue one! 🐝If you find a bumblebee which appears to be struggling, it may be that it is just resting, particularly if the bee is a queen in early spring. 🐝If you think the bee is struggling the best thing to do is gently put the bee onto a bee-friendly flower. If there are no bee-friendly flowers around, mix 50/50 white sugar and water to give the bumblebee a one-off energy boost, providing the carbohydrates it needs to fly. 🐝 Simply offer a drop or two of sugar water up to the front end of the bee on a teaspoon or an upturned drinks cap in a sheltered place and allow the bee time to recuperate. 🐝 (It is not advisable to use brown sugar as it is harder for bees to digest and don’t give bumblebees honey as this can contain pathogens.)