Feed the Bees Seed Collection – A Pollinator Paradise in Your Garden
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with the spices from a million flowers.” ~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
Our partnership with bees – and all pollinating insects – goes much deeper than many people realize. Estimates of the importance of bees pollination range from 90% of our garden plants rely on bees, to every third bite of everything we eat is brought to us by the hard work of a bee or other insect pollinator.
When bees are visiting the flowers in your yard or garden, they are looking for nectar – the sugary, syrup-like liquid inside flowers that is the main food source for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
Bees carry pollen to every plant they visit while they are searching for nectar. Every time they land on another flower, they mix pollen from other plants, helping pollination and increasing the production of many foods we eat.
Your own personal bee paradise could be an actual meadow if you have open space, your garden border, a portion of your lawn, or even a patio container or window box.
The size does not matter, as even the smallest planting of flowers will draw bees and pollinators in!
While you are feeding the bees and pollinators, their visits will significantly increase pollination in your garden while seriously boosting production.
Loss of habitat due to development and landscaping, coupled with the significantly increased use of herbicides and pesticides have created a serious challenge to the health and survival of bees of all shapes and sizes.
One of the most effective solutions is also one of the simplest and most elegant – home gardeners planting a diverse population of both annual and perennial flowers that feed the bees and all of the hardworking pollinators.
To help you get started we’ve created this special seed collection based on the excellent book 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, along with five excellent nectar and pollen sources to nourish both the bees and their hives.
Included in this collection is the book 100 Plants to Feed the Bees and the following five seed packets:
- Honey Bee Flower Seed Mix (Approx 200-300 seeds per pack)
- Rocky Mountain Bee Plant (Approx 100 seeds per pack)
- Maximilian’s Sunflower (Approx 50 seeds per pack)
- Borage (Approx 40 seeds per pack)
- Joe Pye Weed (Approx 100 seeds per pack)
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!