22 March 2017 by Natalie Charlton
Come along to The Mains of Drum garden centre on Friday 24th March and find out about The University of Aberdeen’s new interactive tool “BeeWatch: Planting for Pollinators”.
With this tool a user can select a bumblebee species and immediately find out its favourite plant species. Also people can select a plant in their garden and find out all bumblebee species which rely on this plant for pollen or nectar.
There is even an option to list several plants in your garden to find out what bumblebee species to expect, when these plants are likely to be used by them, and when none of them provide any feeding opportunity.
For those flower poor periods, typically taking place later in summer, suggestions are given what plants could be added to your garden based on BeeWatch data.”