Welcoming Bees to Your Garden
August 2, 2018
Without bees, we wouldn’t be able to grow a variety of foods including tomatoes, blueberries and green beans. Busy bees are vital to our world as we know it, but with their numbers declining, bees need our help to survive.
In the latest blog post from Border Fencing, we discuss ways you can attract bees to your garden, giving them a great respite and a variety of good food sources.
Nectar and Pollen Rich Flowers
There are various flowers which can provide nectar and pollen for bees all year round. Clematis cirrhosa is a great choice for the winter months – November to February. Acer campestre is a great option of spring – between the months of March and May and the Achillea species is a great choice for the summer months – June to August. However, you can find out more about what the best plants are best in the RHS Plants for Pollinators guide.
Protect Potential Nesting Sites
There are a wide variety of bees in Britain and where they choose to nest will vary. For the bees that visit your garden, consider creating a “bug hotel” to provide shelter. These creations are great fun for children to get involved in and can be created by using things such as old wooden pallets, bamboo canes, pipes and straw.
Create a Water Source
We all get hot on a summers day and just like us, bees need water too. Help the bees that visit your garden to cool down by ensuring birdbaths and ponds hold water. To make it easier for the bees to drink, place stones in the water that are only partially submerged, giving the bees something to rest on whilst drinking.
Here at Border Fencing, we have been providing and creating a wide range of garden furniture, including summer houses, garden buildings and sheds for many years, helping you to shape the aesthetics of your garden. If you are looking to change the appearance of your garden this summer, please call us today on 01527 835 955. Alternatively, please send your enquiry through to our online contact form.