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BEE FRIENDLY WILDFLOWER SEED PACK

BEE FRIENDLY WILDFLOWER SEED PACK

$3.00

This mix will provide a nice wildflower display for you to admire along with pollen and nectar for our honey bees. Beautiful and beneficial is the best combo! It is a lucky dip of what flowers you will get as this mix could have up to 25 varieties in it. E.g. Californian poppies, borage, alyssum, calendula, cornflower, lavender, phacelia etc.

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Lightly scatter these seeds over the soil in a sunny position in your garden or in a pot and then sprinkle some soil lightly over top. Sow between September and February. Keep the soil moist but not damp until germination and continue to water regularly.

 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE BEES:

  1. Sow wild flower seeds to provide pollen and nectar as food

  2. Put a Bee Hotel up in your garden to provide a safe home for them to shelter and breed in

  3. Provide spray free water in a dish with small stones and sticks for them to access a drink easily

  4. Reduce your use of harmful sprays and chemicals on your property

  5. Cut your lawns less or earlier in the morning when they are less active.

     

REASONS WHY WE NEED TO LOOK AFTER OUR BEES:

  1. The Simple Truth: We Can’t Live Without Them!

  2. Pollination is important for maintaining genetic diversity in plants and ensuring adequate fruit and seed production for crops, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. Our forests, prairies, meadows, and gardens would look much different without the help of our pollinators.

  3. Across New Zealand, all of our pollinators face the problem of loss of habitat and potential poisoning, if exposed to pesticides and other chemicals.

  4. They face ongoing threats from bugs, biosecurity, disease and pesticides.

  5. Many domestic and imported fruits and vegetables require pollination. Examples include avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, celery, squash, and sunflowers for oil, cucumbers, citrus fruit, peaches, kiwifruit, cherries. For crops such as blueberries and almonds, the honey bee plays an essential role in pollination of commercial crops, with around 80% of the US crop said to be dependent on honey bees.



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