All too often the media buzz is centred around the managed honeybee, at the expense of other wild bee species.
Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, and some are declining rapidly.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Hoverflies are helping spread disease among the already declining bee population.