# When you're spreading honey inch-thick on your toast at breakfast or spooning dollops into your yoghurt, spare a thought for the humble bee
. Although one million tons of honey are produced every year around the world, a bee will only make about a 12th of a teaspoon during its lifetime!
The collapse of colonies has led to all sorts of scientific attempts to save the humble bee
, including a bid by Warwick University's Dr Dave Chandler who developed a fungal footbath at the entrance to the hive, dosing the bees with a fungus that's deadly to the crab-likvarroa mite.
Visitors will also be able to get an insight into the world of bee-keeping, as members of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association will be bringing along live hives and a range of products that the humble bee
But there's another very important garden visitor who has been sorely neglected recently - the humble bee
But beekeeping experts at Garden Organic Ryton in Wolston Lane, near Coventry, have done their bit to save the humble bee
by building them a new home.
I also love the fact that my nan used to call them 'Humble bees
' and that they also enjoy their sleep - scientists have recently discovered that sleep is imperative to bees to maintain a healthy memory needed to remember where the pollen-rich flowers are and the necessary routes to reach a lucrative patch.
This species is named in honor of Frances Archbold Hufty, enduring friend of the Archbold Biological Station, including all its interesting plants and all its unusual animals, from humble bees
to human beings.