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Brigit Strawbridge | Spring Bees

"One of the great things about Solitary bees is that different species emerge at different times of the year, right through - the latest to emerge is the Ivy Bee in September or October time - but they're so clever, because they emerge at the time that their preferred flower comes into bloom..." How many bee species do we have here in Britain? Perhaps surprisingly, there are more than two hundred and seventy and just one of those makes the honey that bees are famous for! Charlie Moores met up with renowned naturalist and writer Brigit Strawbridge, to discuss 'spring bees' at Brigit's allotment in Shaftesbury, Dorset, to a backdrop of Jackdaws, Blackbirds, Robins, Wrens and the occasional Buzzard mewing overhead...