Lets help to create more places for bees – by planting these bee seeds in your garden or in a pot on your patio/balcony, you can attract bees and give them the food they need to survive.
Rake soil, then sprinkle these seeds somewhere warm and sunny (between Feb-Oct) over 1sq m. Cover with 1cm soil, firm down. With a bit of water they will begin to bloom, then watch the bees & butterflies arrive in approx 4wks.
WE NEED BEES
Why we need to help bees
Bees pollinate flowers, plants and crops that support other species (including humans). Without bees, the future well-being of our children and grandchildren would be at risk.
That’s why it’s so worrying that 11 bee species have become extinct in the UK since 1900 and a further 35 are on the threatened species list.
Three reasons Britain’s bees need your help today:
- The loss of habitat is the most pressing problem facing British bees: 97% of our vital grasslands have been lost in the past 60 years.
- Bees pollinate 75% of our main food crops worldwide, including some of our favourite produce like apples, strawberries and tomatoes.
- Scientists estimate that it would cost over £1.8 billion every single year to pollinate UK crops by hand.
You can read more about what we are doing to save the planet here in our Environment Policy.
Please do not use pesticides or weed killer in your gardens. It is extremely damaging to all wildlife and insects. You can read more about that here.