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The UK is Buzzing about Bee Bus Stops

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

To help important insects like bees and butterflies, bus stops across the United Kingdom and Europe are getting living roofs. Small gardens on bus shelter roofs are being planted with flowers chosen to help support the struggling insects.

Called “bee bus stops” or “buzz stops”, the gardens provide much-needed islands of nature in a harsh, man-made environment of a city.

Humans count on bees and other “pollinators”, like butterflies, to help grow plants such as flowers, trees, and crops. When these insects visit flowers, they collect pollen – a yellow powder in the centre of most flowers. Without bees or other insects bringing pollen from one flower to another, many plants could not produce seeds or grow fruits or vegetables.

Adapted from an article on

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