Bee Palace

The Bee Walk: in conversation with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

May 2nd, 2018

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It goes without saying that we’re passionate about bees here at beepalace HQ. We know how vital our pollinating friends are to our ecosystems, and although a lot of what we do here is centred around our solitary bees, we’re always keen to learn about initiatives which support all bees, be them solitary, bumble or honey. 

This being the case, we were delighted when Stephanie Miles, the Surveys and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust found time to answer some of our pressing questions about the importance of bumblebees and how to get more involved in their Bee Walk project. Read on!
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Citizen science: bee projects to take part in in 2018

April 17th, 2018

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Having a bee or insect house in your garden is something easy that you can do to give mother nature a massive helping hand. If, like us, you’ve found yourself whiling away many a warm afternoon watching the bees fly in and out, you’ll know that they provide as much entertainment value as they benefit our wildlife.  Read the rest of this entry »



Time to get your beepalaces out in the garden!

March 31st, 2018


Whatever the weather, the Easter weekend always brings a smile to our faces because it’s the time we really start to notice the garden ramping up. All those months lying dormant and then – as if by magic and almost without warning – the first leaves unfurl, the blossom appears in the blink of an eye and the garden suddenly becomes ALIVE. Read the rest of this entry »



13 amazing facts about bees

September 13th, 2017


OK, so we know that as you’re reading this there’s probably a pretty good chance you already have a lot of respect for the bees in this world, but it can never hurt to remind ourselves why they’re so important – and fascinating. Read the rest of this entry »



Blooms for Bees – mapping Britain’s Bumblebees

March 31st, 2017

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An exciting new research project launches in the first week of April, which aims to gather more information about our bumblebees by inviting volunteers to conduct short 5 minute surveys in their gardens, much as the RSPB do with their annual Big Garden Birdwatch. We were delighted to have a chat with Judith Conroy, one of the researchers for Blooms for Bees, to find out a little more…

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