Two of our Bungay Community Bees members have been – and continue to be – busy researching the relationship between bees and flowers. Initially they are building a picture of plants useful to bees for nectar, pollen and propolis, placing them within the bee year. Next year we hope to publish an actual bee ‘calendar’ encompassing both wild and cultivated plants to enable us to use these plants in our gardens for maximum benefit to bees.
Charlotte has written an inspirational piece for the Transition Norwich blog about shifting our consciousness to be aware of the bees and flowers about us, linking in with the ‘transition’ concept of resilience. It can be found at ‘Flowermind’ on 10th August 2010.