Help our declining bee populations with easy-to-grown, beautiful flowers
Our declining bee population need more flowers to feed on. Plant these seeds for easy bee nectar!
Phacelia: Free flowering, heavenly blue annual plant, rated as a “Top Ten” nectar source. Grow a patch in your garden and feed the local bees. Sow direct into a sunny flowering position from March onwards. Drought tolerant and suitable for most soil types.
Cornfield Annuals: This hardy annual mix contains corncockle, corn chamomile, cornflower, corn marigold and field poppy. It is easy to grow and will make a colourful patch of flowers for all sorts of pollinators. Sow in the spring straight into the ground.
All-Comers Forage: Feed yourself and the bees with these colourful annuals that are super-easy to grow. Calendula (marigold), Borage and blue Cornflower. The flowers are all edible, great in salads or as a garnish. You can also use the borage in summer drinks. Bees and other pollinators will enjoy feeding on these flowers. You can save the seed and use it next year, or simply leave plants to re-seed naturally.
Dwarf Sunflower: Popular with bees and other flowering insects. Sow this quick-growing annual mix from March-July direct into a sunny flowering site. Good yielder of seeds for birds too. Dwarf sunflower, height to 150cm.
Catmint: An attractive, hardy and easy-to-grow flowering perennial, renowned for its aromatic foliage which tends to attract cats. Leaves are green or grey-green and its stems are clothed from summer to autumn in small two-lipped mauve or blue flowers. Very attractive to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.
Filberts Bees are just a few miles away from us. Tucked away between the hills of West Dorset and the sea sits the landscape that gives them distinctive honey and beeswax. Born from a love of the land and a desire to make a living from it, Filberts has grown from three generations of British farmers.
Filberts make functional and sustainable beeswax products with a quirky sense of style. Made for those who love a natural way of living. Everything is handmade in small batches right here in Dorset.
Made from 100% natural ingredients, Filberts products do not contain synthetic colourings, fragrances or preservatives, parabens, phthalates, silicones, palm oil or mineral oils. They are concentrated, nourishing oil-based blends that contain no water.