If you plan on planting a vegetable garden soon, think about adding in some bumblebee-friendly flowers as well. They’re wonderful pollinators and need our help to thrive. I’ll be asking my family gardener (my father) to do the same. Better pollinators mean bigger, juicier tomoatoes – and I need all I can get for homemade sauce this year.
A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire found that England’s most common bumblebee species saw significant population growth where targeted, bee-friendly planting schemes were in place.