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Einstein said

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man"

This single quote captures the key role that bees play in the survival of planet earth.

Unfortunately the last 60 years has seen the loss of much of their natural habitat

Including over 90% of the wildflower meadows in the UK. Intensive farming (mono-cultures), pesticides, climate change and pests such as the Varroa might have contributed to a marked decline in bee numbers in our rural landscapes

In contrast to the countryside our towns, parks and suburban back gardens are stocked with a rich diversity of plants and flowers from around the world and as such could serve as an oasis for our winged friends.

To determine if this is the case we are seeking the help of the people of Cardiff to undertake a survey of the bee-friendly plants of Cardiff.

The next time you are in the garden or walking the dog keep a look out for bees and if you see any take a picture on your mobile phone of the plants they are buzzing around and send them to us via the website. Video are also welcome.

Additional information, such as the name of the plant is welcomed but not essential. Short video clips are also welcome. Indeed we are particularly keen for people to send us recordings of the sound of the bees in their back gardens. Nothing says summer more than the contented buzz of a happy bee on a hot afternoon!