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How you can help Bees
How you can help Bees
 
How you can help Bees

Here’s some buzzing tips on how you can help Bees.

 

Letting your garden grow naturally by reducing the number of time you cut your grass is one of the best way to help support bee populations. Even cutting to reduce cutting your grass from once a week to once every 2 weeks can have a positive impact.

 

Same can be said for killing weeds in the garden. Although dandelions are most undesirable to us in our garden, they can offer a source of nectar to bees in early Spring.

 

Before our Herbaceous plants start to show signs of bloom. Bees can be found hovering around the top of trees in search of nectar. Where space permits, having trees like sycamore, horse chestnut as well as fruit trees like Apples, Pears, Peaches & Damsons can play a crucial role as a source of nectar in Spring.

 

When picking plants choose single flowering plants instead of double flowering. Plants like Roses and Dahlias also have single flower varieties that our bees can more easily access the nectar.

 

Bees typically are more attracted to the purple flowering plants as they can see that colour more clearly than others. Purple flowering plants like Alliums, Lavender, Buddleja and Salvia are a sure way to help attract them to your garden.

 

Avoid using pesticides and try alternative eco-friendly pest control measure.

 

Its important when picking plants for your garden that you choose a varity of plants that flower and produce nectar at different time throughout the year. Plants can play a part through the full year in supporting the world Bee population. While bees are most active from March to September its important to offer food sources for different stage throughout the year.

 

Winter

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Evergreen Clematis

Erica carnea (Winter Heather)

Allium species

Anemone × hybrida

Galanthus nivalis (Snow Drop)

Ceanothus species

Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender) 

Chrysanthemum species

Sarcococca confusa

Euphorbia amygdaloides

Cosmos bipinnatus (Garden Cosmos)

Hedera helix (common ivy) 

Viburnum tinus

Primula veris (common cowslip)

Jasminum officinale (common jasmine)

 

Helleborus (Winter Flowering)

Malus domestica (edible apple)

Digitalis species (foxglove)

 

 

Iberis sempervirens

Salvia species

 

 

 

Nepeta species (catmint)