We spend a lot of time thinking about what we do to and for our bees and not enough time thinking about what our bees do by themselves. They forage.
Clearly it is vitally important that our bees have excellent, readily available food, and they need both nectar and pollen and they need it, as far as possible, most months of the year.
In this booklet Celia Davis explains why our bees need flowers but also why the flowers need our bees. It is a fascinating relationship and one that has developed over millions of years. She explains the lengths the flowers will go to in order to achieve pollination and how bees sometimes have to be ingenious to collect their food.
Celia has, helpfully, grouped the flowers into families so we can see the relationships between the flowers in each family, as well as between the flowers and the bees.