Thanks to your help there is renewed hope for the bee"
No, one mustn't laugh. The plight of the bee is a serious matter. They're dying out- most probably because of the neonicotinoid fertilizers the EU (in its wisdom) has just decided not to ban.
What we've done to give the bee renewed hope is plant some phacelia seeds supplied to us- for free- by The Soil Association. Bees love phacelia.