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‘I’ve just learned that bees need gardens to make honey’. Pooh leaned closer. ‘And I heard it was a secret’.
Like Winnie the Pooh, many gardeners are eager to plant a bee garden. By planting a bee garden, you too can do your part to help the bees. You will help add to the shrinking inventory of flower-rich habitat in your area. In return, the bees will pollinate your flowers and provide a bountiful harvest of fruits, seeds and vegetables as well as the joy of watching them up close. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind as you grow your bee garden.
Here are some suggestions of plants that will keep the bees happy:
If you don’t have a garden, do not despair. You need only a small area for a bee garden—it can even be a window container or rooftop – to create an inviting oasis for bees. Every little bit can help to nurture bees and other pollinators.
“The only reason for being a bee is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” “My favorite thing is me coming to visit you, and then you ask, ‘How about a small smackerel of honey?’ ” AA Milne – Winnie the Pooh
Join us this Friday 4 November 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Winnie the Pooh and the company of bees’, with Garden Guru Sue Both.
Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:
Meeting ID: 863 2568 9794
or use the following direct link: https://bit.ly/3TwjmMx