The Heroes of Pollinators in Cyprus

Bees are very well known for carrying pollen and can be the most efficient of pollinators, transferring pollen from the male part STAMEN from the flowers to the female part the STIGMA. This process of movement is vital to fertilise the plants to produce Pollen & Nectar and which will also produce seeds and grow new plants in the following year.

Solitary Bees, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, Butterflies, Hoverflies, Ladybirds, Moths, Bats, Insects

There are many resources available at hand to support our pollinators by creating habitats. This is achieved by supplying plants that flower at different times of the year and provide housing and water areas around your garden.


Pollinator Nesting Social Structure Pollination Efficiency
Solitary Bees Individual None High
Bumblebees In colonies Eusocial Moderate
Honey Bees In colonies Eusocial Moderate
Flies & Butterflies Individual None Low

 Solitary bees are very powerful pollinators. They drink nectar directly from flowers and collect pollen, which they mix with a small amount of nectar as food for their young. A single red mason bee is equivalent to 120 worker honey bees in terms of pollination.