A couple of years ago, people from Leeds University put traps on my allotment and in my garden to sample the invertebrates. Now the results are in a mainstream newspaper. Dr Mark Goddard says that poorer neighbourhoods have more bees.
This isn’t surprising, really. As the article says, posh gardening can be quite unfriendly to weeds and therefore to the invertebrates and other wildlife species which rely on weeds. To honeybees too, although I haven’t yet looked for detail about that particular species. On the other hand, anybody who gardens can choose to garden for wildlife. We British have been called ‘a nation of gardeners’ and we deserve that. We love our gardens, bees and all.