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Update on Save our Bees campaign

Submitted by on Tuesday, 7 July 2009 Loading Add to favourites  One Comment

a bee on thyme in our gardenIt’s all about bees at the moment, but hey, they are important, right? From pollinating food, providing honey, pollinating cotton and producing beeswax for cosmetics and household products, we need to protect our bees.

We took part in the National Science and Engineering Week, Save our bees campaign. Over 24,000 people registered and the British Science Association gave away 20,000 packets of bee friendly seeds.

Save our bees

Our seedlings are just starting to come up, and there are supposed to be poppies, cornflowers and other wild flowers in the mix to attract bees to our garden. Some are in a long trough and others are in the ground, so I can see which grow better.

At the moment, the bees favour the long-established comfrey and a thyme plant.

You can continue to help by adding bee friendly plants to your garden such as lavender, thyme, comfrey, catmint, vipers bugloss, sage, clover and globe thistles. If you don’t have a garden, use pots on a patio or even a window box if live in a home with no garden.

In addition, the Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society want to hear from you with reports of the bees you spot in your garden or around your area.

What plants do the bees like in your garden?

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