The Botanic Garden of the University of Bristol recently hosted its yearly Bee and Pollination Festival during the 2nd and 3rd of September. The main focus of this year’s event is centered on birds, bats, moths, butterflies and bees. The visitors of the Botanical Garden were able to have the chance to witness the industriousness of the bees and how important the role of the workers. They will also learn why flowers utilize caffeine and different traffic control and floral imitators in order to lure pollinators.
Professionals such as those working in Greenside Landscaping Bristol surely enjoyed the event as they learn findings from recent studies. Researchers found out that plants have various ways in luring their pollinators. They employ chemicals that alter the mind, scent, appearance and even taste in order to manipulate the pollinators to come to them.
There are about 1,500 pollinators in existence in the United Kingdom such as moths, butterflies, bumblebees, hoverflies, honeybees and wasps. The pollination process done by insects is vital in the production of various crops like tomatoes, apples and strawberries. The problem is that these important insects are currently at risks of eradication because of different factors such as the loss of their habitat, diseases, pesticides and rigorous farming.
There is a very small amount of caffeine found in coffee plants that improves the memory of the bees visiting these plants thus they are more likely to pollinate other coffee flowers. The defining character of bee orchid flowers is that they emulate the scent of the female bee as well as their appearance in order to lure the male bee into going to them.
There is an ongoing research as to the antibacterial characteristics of a manuka honey. Honey is used since ancient times because of its effectiveness as salve to wounds and it is also used as medicine.
Homeowners and garden enthusiasts who are planning to hire professionals for their landscaping needs such as Greenside Landscaping Bristol should also be aware of the importance of bees and their role in pollination which is essential to the growth of many crops and plants.