HELP SAVE THE BEES NOW
Did you know? Almost every bite of food you eat is thanks to bees...
These super insects pollinate 80% of the worlds plants. In doing so they not only provide healthy nutritious food for humans but also support entire ecosystems. However the world is losing billions of bees every year due to many causes, including climate change, decreasing crop diversity, the use of artificial pesticides & major habitat loss. But there is hope !
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Whether you have a big garden or just some pots on the windowsill everybody can help to save the bees. The best way for us to begin is by growing a diverse range of nectar & pollen rich plants that will flower throughout the season.
Sowing wildflowers is a wonderful way to do this.
Wildflowers provide so much that insects including bees need: food in the form of leaves, nectar and pollen, they also provide shelter & places to breed. In exchange, insects pollinate the wildflowers, enabling them to develop seeds and reproduce.
The insects themselves are a food source for birds, bats, and small mammals, all of whom contribute to the natural cycle of life. During winter when there is less food available, wildflower seeds will also be an important food source for birds and small mammals.
GREAT FOR GARDENERS
Wildflowers also turn out to be really helpful to keep soil healthy. When wildflowers become established and spread their roots, they stabilise the surrounding soil. Sowing wildflowers transforms our gardens into colourful havens for wildlife. Benefitting the whole ecosystem.