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
Why are our native bees important?
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.
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
Tea Tree Leptospermum
Purple Coral Pea
Grevillea Pink Surprise
If you are looking to add bee friendly plants to your garden - contact the team at Branching Out Co.
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