Fire Risk Warning!

Please note that the hot and dry conditions are likely to continue until at least the beginning of next week.

Therefore, please be careful if you are working your hives, especially with your smokers, and ensure that you do not drop any sparks or embers as there will be a heightened fire risk due to the dry vegetation!  We suggest you carry water etc. for damping down.

Also, ensure you have water for yourself to keep well hydrated and watch you don’t catch the sun or get overheated! Wear a hat to keep the sun off your head and loose clothing to let the air circulate, especially under a beesuit!

And don’t forget to check that your bees have access to water, they need it too!🐝

Bee Friendly

A brand new booklet to planting for pollinators has been released and it is brimful of great ideas and top tips.

Botanic Garden’s science team has provided expert advice for a booklet detailing some of the top plants for pollinators to guide growers on what to plant throughout the year.

There are also tips on grass cutting, containers, growing from seed, from cuttings, and advice on making new plants using techniques such as layering and division.

You can find out more about the Bee Friendly scheme and download a booklet here:  https://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Bee-Friendly

For hard copies please e-mail: NatureConservation@gov.wales

Webinar invitation: Welsh Landscapes for Rare Bumblebees – Thursday 15th July 2021 at 10:30-12:00

Please see this Webinar information (Bilingual) to present the key findings of ‘Welsh Landscapes for Rare Bumblebees’.

The project focused on collating up-to-date records across Wales for seven rare and priority bumblebee species* and used this data to identify rare bumblebee hotspots across Wales, to analyse their preferred habitats and landscapes, to identify priority areas for further survey and conservation action, and to engage key stakeholders in their conservation