Beebomb Blooms

A showroom for all the incredible blooms we’ve had so far. These pictures have all been sent in by brilliant Beebombers all over the UK #bringthebeesback

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The Tree Bumblebee

First spotted in the UK in only 2001. It seems the Tree Bumblebee arrived here under it’s own steam. It has spread rapidly throughout the UK, has not harmed local native bee populations and is a good pollinator so a welcome addition

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The Leaf-Cutter Bee

Delicate and skilful, the Leaf-Cutter Bee is an incredibly interesting genus of bee that contains nearly 1500 recognised species. Some pulp the leaves and plant material to create their nests, many neatly cut the material directly from the plant.

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The Early Bumblebee

The Early Bumblebee or Early Nesting Bumblebee get's it's common name from the fact it can be seen even in February. It lives in colonies with queens and workers with the queen keeping order through aggressive displays rather than pheremones as is more common.  

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Holly Blue

The Holly Blue is found throughout the Southern half of the British Isles and all through Ireland. It's wildly fluctuating but cyclical numbers are thought to be down a parasite. It's beauty is barely rivalled in my opinion and it needs our support

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The Ashy Mining Bee

The Ashy Mining Bee is particularly well named. It's distinctive grey colouring and ground nesting behaviour make it a great little pollinator to look out for in your garden. In flight from March until mid June. 

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Western Bee Fly

The Western Bee Fly, often called the Bomber fly, is an important pollinator and a vital cog in the wheel of British bio-diversity. The Beebomb Bee-log takes a closer look at the fascinating and ingenious behaviour of this relatively un-heralded garden visitor. 

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Brimstone Butterfly

The Brimstone Butterfly is one of Britain's institutions. It's beautifully camouflaged wings can be seen on wetlands and in woodlands throughout the England and Wales. Although still common, it's distribution has declined by 43% since the 1970s. 

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Wool Carder Bee

The Wool Carder Bee. A really interesting pollinating pal. The European Wool Carder Bee is relatively well distributed through Southern UK. They demonstrate some fascinating nesting behaviour, gathering the hairs on small leaves which is how they get their name. Let's help #bringthebeesback

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee

The Buff-tailed Bumblebee. One of the UKs most recognisable pollinators and the species of bee most people visualise. Abolsutely vital to Bio-diversity in the UK and a beautiful, benign and busy visitor to any garden. The Beebomb bee-log takes a closer look at this under-appreciated insect. Let's #bringthebeesback

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Ladybird

The Ladybird is an invaluable visitor to any garden and many native sub-species are in serious decline in the UK. Beebombs help redress the wildflower habitat loss Britain has suffered and need no gardening. Native UK Wildflower Seedballs. 

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Old World Swallowtail

The Old World Swallow Tail can be found throughout the world but is critically endangered in the UK and can now only be spotted in areas of Norfolk. Beebombs help butterflies and all pollinators, as well as helping to #bringthebeesback

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The Long Horned Bee

The Long Horned Bee is one of the most endangered pollinators in the UK. Needing a large area of wildflower habitat, the Long Horned Bee has suffered greatly from the loss of wildflower habitat in the UK over the last 70 years. 

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