Resources to help you get your site buzzing this summer

Get Bristol Buzzing resources:

There is also lots of information available from partners and other sources on how to improve your site for insect pollinators. We've collected together links to useful websites and documents below.

Defra's Bees' Needs website

Defra have created information sheets for a range of sites including gardens, industrial sites and transport corridors. The site also contains a range of case studies.


Buglife have created a range of resources linked to their B-Lines projects including leaflets that focus on improving gardens, allotments and community green spaces for pollinating insects.

Royal Horticultural Society Perfect for Pollinators

The RHS have compiled two lists downloadable plant lists to help gardeners identify plants that will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects. One list contains garden plants that are good for insect pollinators and the other contains wild flowers.

Friends of the Earth Bee Cause campaign

20 things you need to know about bees

Bee garden planner

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Information on bee-friendly gardening

Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society

How to build a bee hotel

Steven Falks's Flickr site

Some amazing photographs of solitary bees and other insects