There are around 25,000 known species of bees known around the world, with the European honey bee being the most well-known by fruit growers. They are hugely variable, and range in size from tiny stingless bees less than 2 mm long, to large leafcutter bees that can be up to 39 mm. In this article we delve into why they are so important, and how we can make our orchards and gardens attractive to them.

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