Flower visiting insects are vital pollinators of the food we eat and their dramatic decline and loss of health is a major cause for concern. Pollinators are diverse, including bumblebees, hoverflies, solitary bees, butterflies and honeybees. The loss of flower-rich habitat, climate change and pesticide use has had a major impact on both our wild and managed pollinators
One of several similar schemes. Interestingly at our allotments there is one person in the middle of the 100+ plots who grows mainly flowers rather than veg and many of these flowers attract pollinators so the insects have to fly over and visit other plots to get to his.