Research into changing bee habits to be launched

25th November 2009
rss feed
 

Bespoke Greenhouses

When Marc Carlton began documenting the habits of the bees that visited his garden in 2006, he was unaware that he would uncover a strange phenomenon.

The wildlife gardener and ecologist realised that many bumblebees are now negating their winter hibernation to take advantage of the late-blooming plants and trees installed by UK garden and greenhouse lovers, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) revealed.

"Many insects appear to be extending their distribution due to the changing climate, but this is one of the first examples of them apparently changing their behaviour," Mr Carlton told the news provider.

Now, the Leverhulme Trust is set to fund a study by Queen Mary University, the University of London and the Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society into why the change of habit may have occurred.

Possible reasons include climate change, the introduction of new species and the popularity of wildlife gardening in Britain.

Meanwhile, another creatures winter habits have left RHS experts at Garden Wisley scratching their heads.

A little robin has decided to call the attractions large greenhouse home and refuses to be evicted, returning time after time whenever staff try to move it.ADNFCR-1495-ID-19479895-ADNFCR

 

Visitor Comments

There are currently no comments for this article. Use the form below to be the first person to add comment.

Add Your Comment

 
* Please fill all required fields

Excellent

stars

36 customers have written a review on Trustpilot

Latest reviews

review stars

Excellent Product

well designed, prompt delivery, lovely people and very easy to assemble. Looks great and robust. Looking forward to using it in the spring

Challis

Challis

review stars

Excellent service throughout!

The finished product has been admired by everyone who has seen it. So well constructed and designed. Looking forward to the Spring and using it to br

Mr Mee

Mr Mee

review stars

Just perfect!

We bought it too late in the season to really benefit from it's potential this year. But it looks great at the bottom of the garden and can't wait to

Mrs Valerie Whiteside

Mrs Valerie Whiteside

Trustpilot