British cities have more bees than farmland.
Cities are turning out to be good for British bees because of the flowers and plants in gardens and garden allotment plots. Researchers at the University of Bristol say that the urban landscapes comprising 7% of the British landscape “deserve more attention in the drive to protect bees from decline.” The paper “Where is the UK’s pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects” was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. (2015) BBC News Science & Environment.