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    Planting to attract native bees


    Would you like to make a valuable contribution to the environment?

    Did you know that by simply planting a variety of bee friendly plants you could be doing your bit to help the bee population?

    Why are native bee populations under threat?
    • Destruction of their natural habitat

    • Increased flowerless landscapes resulting from urbanisation

    • Pesticide use

    Why are our native bees important?
    • Biodiversity

    • Pollinating our native plant species

    • They have been shown to be effective pollinators of many agricultural crop species.

    • Their role in agriculture could become critical if the varroa mite enters Australia where it is predicted to decimate honey bee populations.

    Planting

    There is a number of plants that not only have a long flowering period, they have the bonus of attracting native bees. Providing a pollen feast for our native bees to enjoy. Our native bees like to have a mix of both native flowers and exotic flowers to enjoy their pollen.

    Your bee friendly garden should have a good mix of natives and exotics in various flower shapes and sizes to cater for the various sizes of native bees. Here is a list of the 10 most popular to get you started.

    • Cut leaf daisy

    • Lavender

    • Flowering Gum

    • Pincushion Hakea

    • Tea Tree Leptospermum

    • Purple Coral Pea

    • Grevillea Pink Surprise

    • Sale Salvia

    • Native Rosemary

    • Bottlebrush Callisteon

    If you are looking to add bee friendly plants to your garden - contact the team at Branching Out Co.

    Are you curious about which native bees are in your area - Aussie Bee