remember to look out for exhausted bees this summer - it's very simple to do - get a jar or bottle with a lid and keep it in your garden with some sugared water in it- pour a little of the water next to the bee and you should soon see it drinking the solution - it really helps- we revived one this morning - depends how exhausted they are - I've seen them fly off from anything from 5 minutes to half an hour- well worth helping these little creatures who play such an important part in our world.
isn't it incredible to see them recover and fly away?! I keep a little vial of the solution with me if I go for a walk- have had to use it on occasions when I've spotted an exhausted bee on the pavement! We've got lots of flowers in our garden that attract bees and I'm surprised how many different varieties of bee we spot. Sedum is a great one to plant to attract bees and insects.
I have two large clumps of serum but it doesn't flower until mid August, I'm sure there are varieties that flower sooner. I did forget about the sugar solution after the bee had gone and attracted a whole lot of ants who made short work of it.