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Fabric Bird Brooch

A very pretty fabric bird broochAvailable in 3 current colour's, but if you would like a different colour scheme to match an outfit or favouritie coat contact me and I'm sure this can be arranged and made to order.This lovely brooch would make a perfect gift for teachers, friends, or just anyone that you want to put a smile on their face! It is hand cut and lovingly produced by myself from an original Honeypips design. As this is a handmade product variations do occur, but it only adds to…

from the Guardian

How to make a mini wildlife stack for your garden

Making a mini wildlife stack - in the fall the bees will fill up the holes with pollen and wax; come spring the larvae eat their way out. Good for solitary bees with no queen and others.


Pictures of the day: 13 January 2012

A bee balances two water droplets on its back as it perches on a flower. The picture was taken by keen photographer Agus Sudarmanto near Doha, Qatar. He said: "There is no rain at all here so we have to spray water periodically on flowers. This is the reason there were drops on the bee, but it was amazing how it was just delicately balanced on his back."


two bumble bees KO15

two bumble bees - Kate Osborne (I know they are not Apis M....but they still make me wish I could fly.)


Handmade Three Tier Bee Hotel

Three tier bee hotel

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Snowy owls.. This is going on my black winter coat

from Growing Family

Gardening for Nature: creating a bee-friendly garden

No matter how small your garden or outdoor space, you can do your bit to help bees thrive. Here are some easy ideas for creating a bee-friendly garden.