Bees of Britain FSC Guide

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This Bees of Britain Guide is published by the Field Studies Council

This fold-out guide features 28 species of bees found in gardens in Britain and Ireland

As well as the ‘Big Six’ bumblebees, the guide includes mining bees, cavity-nesting bees and cuckoo bees

Designed for speedy identification the guide features beautiful colour paintings by Chris Shields with silhouettes next to each image show typical life size for each species

The reverse side includes concise identification notes for each species. This text covers key characters to look out for, plus flight period, habitat and range. Also included are useful pointers to help distinguish between similar-looking species

The guide is plastic coated and designed to fit in a rucksack



There are over 250 species of bee in Britain and Ireland
Bumblebees and honeybees are social bees, living in in colonies
But 90% of British species are solitary, with each nest the work of a single female
Mining bees excavate nest tunnels and cells in the ground
Cavity-nesting bees (including mason bees and leafcutters) use pre-existing cavities such as hollow plant stems, or a bee hotel
Cuckoo bees have a similar nesting strategy to the cuckoo bird
A female cuckoo bee will seek out the nest of another bee to lay her eggs
The Sharp-tailed Bee is a cuckoo bee frequent in gardens
This guide was produced in partnership with Bug Life
ISBN 9781851532308


25 cm x 18 cm


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