Bees get most of the attention when it comes to pollination… But they cant pollinate 75% of the worlds flowering plants on their own. Other animals and insects like Bats, Butterflies, birds and beetles all contribute to the cross-pollination of plants like blueberries, watermelons, coffee and cocoa. A flourishing garden requires pollinators of all kinds […]Read More Gardening for All Pollinators
When you think of a bee most of us picture a typical honeybee, buzzing around the beehive busy making honey and collecting pollen for the colony. However this is just one of the many 20,000 species worldwide… Not all bees are black and yellow and most don’t even produce honey. Many native bees are solitary and only […]Read More The Secret Life of Native Bees
You are more likely to get struck by lightening 72 times than die from a bee sting. However, if you are a Honeybee there is a 30% chance you will die before winter. Bee stings may hurt but its no comparison to how much pain we humans have caused the bee population. Through a combination […]Read More The Real Stinger
Flowers aren’t just good for the bees, they are good for you too! Studies have proven flowers can be psychologically beneficial and can have a positive effect on our stress levels, happiness and even memory. Flowers have evolved with the earth for millions of years. They have adapted to suit harsh environments and developed beautiful […]Read More Flowers really do have Powers
You may not know it but there could be hundreds of bees buzzing around your neighbourhood. From the native bees nesting in wooden homes in the suburbs to european honeybees colonised in urban rooftop hives; all species need a safe supply of food all year round. As urbanisation expands and more bee habitat’s are destroyed, […]Read More Inspirations and transformations
You are what you eat. And this is no different for the bees. Neonicotinoids work like a slow disease, depending on how much the bee has consumed, will determine its level of deterioration. This harmful class of pesticide is mostly sprayed on the seeds of mass produced agriculture crops but can also be found in […]Read More Say It, Don’t Spray It!
A couple starter tips and garden tricks. First things first, have you decided where your flowers are going to grow and thrive?
Wildflowers LOVE sun, so choose an open patch somewhere free of shelter. Whether its your front lawn or a pot plant balcony on the 27th floor make sure your garden is pesticide free so the bees can keep a nutritious diet.