The crofting areas of the Western Isles, Caithness, Sutherland and the Orkney isles are important for the Great Yellow Bumblebee, our rarest bumblebee. This bee particularly likes red clover and machair flowers. In this video, we show different types of bee, how they feed, and the plants they feed on.
With large losses of flower-rich meadows in the UK, the maintenance of flower rich, less intensively-managed areas such machair and grazing and hay fields on crofts and commons is important.
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