Are you ready to give bees a chance?
Keep it colourful
Look at your garden as a hungry bee might: do you have plenty of flowering plants from the start of spring to the end of autumn? And blooms of varied shapes and structure for a diverse cross section of pollinators? If not, get planting!
Rethink your lawn
A close-cropped lawn is nutritionally bankrupt for bees, but what grows when you stop mowing? Dandelions? Clover? Daisies? Great! A few less common wildflowers? Now you’re talking!
A fruit tree can provide pollinators with food equivalent to a whole acre of forage, so get planting. Patio varieties in pots will work just fine in smaller gardens.
Pollinating is thirsty work, and our hotter summers can mean less water for busy bees. A pond is a hive of insect activity, but even saucers of water with a few stones for landing on can help.
Help the community!
Encourage your friends and family to do their bit – plant swaps, gardening groups or simply gifting seedlings or cuttings could make a real difference to your local pollinators.
You can learn more about our Pollenation hives, and how you can get involved, at https://pollenation.eatnatural.com/