If you wanted to see as many bee species as possible where would you go? The fields and hedgerows of the farmed British countryside or wander round your local city? If you opted to wander round the city you might actually see more bee species than if you toured the fields and hedgerows of a farm. Research just published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B measured pollinator richness and feeding habits in nature reserves, urban areas and farmland. What they report is that urban areas can be just as important to pollinators due to the high plant richness. Keep gardening!