How you can help honeybees
Help honey bees by using less chemicals, more flowers in the garden.
Bees are struggling...Too many chemicals are being used in our gardens. ie Chemicals that we use to kill pests on our vegetables, sadly effect bees.
Also, we are planting less flowers in our back yards. Flowers are like little islands of food for the bees. We need more. Do you have flowers in your garden?
Time to do something.
We believe that everyone can help by doing one simple thing… plant more of the right plants.
One small seed packet can do so much...
We would like you to plant a special pack of seeds in your garden this spring or Autumn, the honey bees will love you for two reasons:
1. You will provide them with a wonderful range of flowers that they need to feed from, and you will enjoy the extra colour in the garden.
2. You will attract more “good bugs” that will keep your pests away from your veggies, so you don’t have to use chemicals in the garden.
FREE organic seeds: SORRY NOT AVAILABLE :(
The Nursery has closed during the virus crisis. As soon as they are available we will give more away. 🎉
Get ready , Autumn and Spring are the best times to plant these wonderful seeds... we will send you a packet of the organic "Good Bug Mix" with any order from this website no extra cost, just put a note in the special instructions (when you check out) if you would like a pack for free. Simple way to hep the bees and grow even better veggies!
More information from our friends at Green Harvest:
More food for the bees:
“An important strategy for organic gardeners is to enhance and maximise the natural biological controls already present in a garden ecosystem. Does your garden provide a nectar source for beneficial, pest-controlling insects? Planting particular flowers and herbs known as insectary plants has been proven to improve the natural balance and reduce pest outbreaks.”
Less Chemicals, good for the bees and your family:
“Good Bug Mix contains colourful re-seeding annual and perennial flowers including red clover, alyssum, cosmos, marigolds, Queen Anne's Lace, buckwheat, lucerne, dill, caraway, coriander and phacelia (when available), gypsophila. It blooms much of the year, providing nectar, pollen and habitat for wild and introduced beneficial insects, such as predatory mites and tiny micro wasps, ladybirds, lacewings, hoverflies, tachnid flies and predatory beetles. These beneficial insects or 'good bugs' are generally small with correspondingly small mouthparts, so they are only able to feed on particular flowers with suitable attributes. By providing a plentiful food supply the 'good bugs' live longer and reproduce more.”
Sorry, we are not able to send to Western Australia or Tasmania due to quarantine laws.