Free online gardening tool launched to help people support pollinators
A free app and website have been released by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to try to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects.
With global crashes in insect numbers causing concern, a free online gardening resource to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects has been launched. The Bee kind app and online tool, which helps people across the UK choose the best plants for pollinators in their gardens, window boxes or community spaces, was announced this week at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in the Peak District by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
The revamped tool encourages people to install native ‘bee super plants’ such as apple trees, bugle, foxglove, lavender, and red clover.