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Pollinators - resources

Find out more information and advice in this section

These are useful links to other web resources, information on our pollinator species, how to help with their management, and how to identify and record them.

Pollinator videos

Pollinator species

There a many different species of pollinators from bumblebees to moths and wasps.  

Pollinators in Planning and Construction

We have a brief guide for the development sector providing information on how best to fit pollinators into the design and construction processes. The aim is to support high quality developments which benefit businesses and are compatible with nature. There are easy to follow steps to suit all project budgets, sizes and ambitions.  

Gardening and Habitat management

If you are managing a patch of land for pollinators by allowing the grass to grow you might want to let people know that you are managing the area for wildlife.  Our downloadable sign will help provide this information.


SRUC have the following top tips to help pollinators thrive on farms:

  • Leave rough areas, banks, hedges, dykes, ditches and field margins undisturbed to provide cover and shelter
  • Provide a diversity of plants to benefit a wide range of pollinating species and ensure a continuous supply of sugar-rich nectar and protein-rich pollen from March until September. Plants include clovers, vetches, Phacelia, knapweed, teasel and cornflower
  • Complete an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan to ensure pesticide and fertiliser applications are minimised by using crop rotations, choosing resistant varieties and using pest thresholds.

Enjoy our children's factsheet posters:

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