Did You Know: There are over 200 species of bee in the British Isles alone! These pollinating insects are fascinating creatures. There are many organisations devoted to celebrating and conserving individual species, and they can help you to identify bees and wasps.
We have a series of poster factsheets covering key pollinators. These can be printed out up to A3 size and feature a lovely full colour species photograph on one side and a range of facts, puzzles and jokes on the reverse side.
Wasps may threaten to spoil your picnic, but without them, your party could have been deprived of bread, beer and wine. Yeast (specifically, Saccharomyces cerevisiae) has been fundamental to baking, brewing and winemaking throughout human history. In nature, yeast cells are found primarily on ripe fruits during the summer months. Since yeast is not airborne, it must rely on vectors, such as wasps, to move from plant to plant.