Tips on How to Attract Bees to your Garden
Bees are very extraordinary creatures, buzzing from flower to flower with their child-like behaviour. However there has been a decline in bees in the UK and worldwide, due to changes in agricultural practices. The flowers have been removed leaving the poor bees on nothing to feed on. This is why we have provided a helpful guide for our environmentally friendly gardeners on how to attract bees to your garden. Not only are you being bee-friendly and save the decline in bees, but are also making the planet a much green place to live in.
Reduce Garden Chemical Products
Try to avoid garden chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, since they are physically damaging to bees. Use a natural pest remedy or use a natural insecticide such as a ladybird on your plant is great, where it eats any nasty bugs but will not harm bees.
Have Flowers Throughout The Entire Year
Growing your very own wildflowers will attract bees that are attracted to pollen. Make sure to have a range of different shaped and textured flowers. The more variety of flowers you have in your garden, the more you are going to attract bees. Bees are very fond of purple, blue and yellow colored flowers in particular. Lavender is great flower to use, since they are very rich in nectar and provide easy access, especially larger lavender flowers. Planting flowers with sing petals are also very good, such as rose, sunflowers, and poppies. These single petal plants have much more pollen in the flowers, providing more food for the bees.
Pour Out Water
To nourish the bees hives, make sure to pour a bowl of water and fill it with glass sea pebbles or marbles for the bees, as they can drown simply in a bowl of water alone. These bees drink off water droplets instead, and so the pebbles and marbles will provide them a surface for them to easily drink from.
Provide a Bee Shelter
It is a great idea to provide a nesting spot for bees by creating a small friendly bee house. A bee house will provide a secure, comfortable and efficient environment for the bees, especially during damaging weather conditions.