Now's a great time to sow wildflowers to help the bees! - click here

How can I attract bees to my garden? ...🐝🐝


Bees and other pollinators are declining but there are things that you can do to help:Β 

Tips to make a bee friendly space 🐝

1. Choose a good variety of pollen rich flowers with different flowering shapes,      colours and flowering periods - from early spring to the first frosts. 🌺🌸🌼🌻

2. Plant wildflowers and native plants that have evolved alongside our native insects. Wildflowers are also easy to maintain and fairly resistant to pests! πŸ›πŸŒ

3. Don't use pesticides as they are known to kill bees as well as the insects you're trying to destroy! 😳

4. Make a bee house - you can either buy one or provide nesting sites for solitary bees and insects - wood piles, loose soil, leaf piles are all good sites. Fix the house to a south facing spot but not in direct sunlight, face the entrance downwards to stop rain getting in. 🐝🐝

5. Keep your lawn weeds! Dandelions and clover are particularly good weeds as they provide vital pollen early in the year! 🌱