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    Volunteer for Nature

    Help the environment and people’s well-being! Is this something you want to be involved in? We are looking for volunteers that want to get closer to nature and help others to do the same. Our exciting project needs help enhancing green-spaces in the Swansea Bay area. Our aim is to transform underused outdoor areas into […]

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    Unite and Prosper! by Lynda Christie

    Solving the problem of a queen-less colony We always need to have a reason for opening and disturbing the bees. The main aim this week is to assess if colonies need to be given more boxes, to process the nectar flow and make honey stores. If we already know that the colony is ‘queen right’ […]

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    A new assurance scheme for pollinator-friendly plants

    Many people have been spending more time in their gardens lately and you may have noticed what an amazing variety of wildlife visits our gardens.

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    Healthy Plants and Gardens, Healthy Wales

    To celebrate the benefits of healthy plants, the United Nations designated 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health. By protecting plant health, we protect the benefits that plants provide to our health and well-being, to wildlife, the environment, our culture and our economy. There are many ways gardeners can help keep plants healthy on […]

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    Pollinator of the day #7 – Eristalis pertinax

    One of our most common hoverflies, this species belongs to a group of hoverflies that resemble honeybees. This particular Eristalis has a long abdomen with the distinguishing feature being its first two sets of legs are yellow. They can be seen from spring through to the end of summer within a variety of habitats from […]

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    Pollinator of the day #6 – Common red soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva)

    These small striking red beetles are a very common sight within meadows during the summer. Adults of this beetle feed on nectar and pollen, making them excellent pollinators and they can often be found on flowers in mating pairs (or sometimes more!). Plants with open flowers such as hogweed and cow parsley are particularly favoured […]

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