Bumblebees and solitary bees are very important pollinators of both commercial agricultural crops and wild flowers. Many UK species have declined in recent years due to habitat loss. Bumblebees rely on flower rich habitats from March to September to provide essential nectar resources for colony growth. They also require undisturbed tussocky grassland for nesting.

There are a number of ways these habitats can be provided on arable and livestock farms, including planting pollen and nectar margins or wildflower buffer strips and implementing a more sensitive management regime: no/very light application of farm-yard manure, no chemical fertilizers, taking a late hay cut (Mid-July to August) allowing wildflowers to set seed and adopting a sensitive grazing regime.

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