You have probably heard that bees are vital to our environment as they pollinate crops and food sources. They are also becoming endangered and without bees, our ecosystem is in danger of becoming unbalanced.
If you are looking to help the environment and support bees, read on to learn about the best bee-friendly seeds and plants.
Seeds for Bees
There are many different types of bee-friendly plants available. Wildflowers may seem like the most natural, but you can also build bee gardens and flower gardens of many different types that also support bees, pollination, and the environment.
Wildflower gardens can minimise weeding and maintenance too. Dandelions, thistles, and other weeds are actually great sources of pollen and nectar for bees.
These are a great food source for bees and in turn allow the plants to flower. Once they have flowered, you can leave them to create natural compost for your garden.
If you need to trim or cut them, then place them in a compost bin to help create rich soil for all your plant life, no matter the garden.
Wildflower Seeds for Bees
If you have a parcel of land you should consider re-creating a wildflower meadow for your bees. This would be similar to allowing a patch of land to grow wild, with a little bit of intervention from humans.
A wildflower meadow will support bees and butterflies as well as other beneficial insects. Make sure you include native plants, which further limit the need for human intervention.
Flower Seeds for Bees
Bees love flowers and are attracted to the ultraviolet light coming from the colours of the flowers. Make sure your flowers have a variety of vivid colours, including blue, purple, violet, and yellow blooms.
Bees are also attracted to smell, so aim for fragrant flowers as well as colourful ones. You should consider planting fragrant, single flowers apart from each other. This ensures that the bees, and you, are not overwhelmed by the conflicting smells.
Creating a garden that’s functional and bee-friendly is easy. First make sure that you have a variety of flowers, vegetables, and plants that bloom all year round. This will provide a stable food source for solitary bees as well as for honey bees.
Fruit trees are perfect for this, but you must let the tree flower and keep the area free from chemicals.
Bees need water and sun too, so make sure you create a plentiful water source for the bees and the plants. While some plants enjoy the shade, you will need to include flowers and plants in your garden that will tolerate direct sunlight.
Think vertically when designing your bee garden; climbing plants help bees find safe homes to land. Space plants can also help to create a more vertical garden.
Check out our complete wildflower and bee seed collection here.
If space is an issue you can create a bee hotel with a boxed wildflower meadow that accomplishes the same end goal.
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