It may not feel like it yet, but according to the Met Office it is spring (and nearly all the snow is gone), so it's time to start preparing for the return of the bees. Read more...
Urban Buzz Leicester is gearing up for the coming season with plenty of activity planned for the next few months.
Renowned entomologist Steven Falk has also published a useful identification guide to common queen bumblebees which can be printed at A4 size, laminated and taken into the field:
Welcome back spring, we've missed you.