Filberts of Dorset: Seeds For Bees
It all started when people asked Filberts about the flowers they used to decorate their show stands in the summer. They plant up spare corners of land with bee forage to add value to an apiary site.
Although bumble bees like hopping between different garden flowers, the honey bee is much more focused on finding food in quantity as she lives in a big colony.
Fill spaces in your garden, plot or balcony – every bit helps.
Seeds for Bees – Phacelia
Free flowering, heavenly blue annual plant, rated as a “Top Ten” nectar source. Grow a patch in your garden and feed the local bees. Sow direct into a sunny flowering position. Drought tolerant. Description: Our bees need more flowers to feed on. Phacelia is so easy to grow and is very attractive to bees. 6g packet.
Seeds for Bees – All-Comers Forage
Feed yourself and the bees! A best seller in our seeds for bees range, these colourful annuals are super-easy to grow. 3.5g packet. Description: Calendula (marigold), Borage, blue Cornflower. The flowers are all edible, great in salads or as a garnish. You can also use the borage in summer drinks. Bees and other pollinators will enjoy feeding on these flowers. You can save the seed and use it next year, or simply leave plants to re-seed naturally.
Seeds for Bees – Dwarf Sunflower
Popular with bees and other flowering insects. Sow this quick-growing annual mix from March-July direct into a sunny flowering site. Good yielder of seeds for birds too. Dwarf sunflower, height to 150cm. Bees need all the help they can get, so do your bit and grow some flowers for them.
Seeds for Bees – Cornfield Annuals
This hardy annual mix contains corncockle, corn chamomile, cornflower, corn marigold and field poppy. It is easy to grow and will make a colourful patch of flowers.
2g Packet.These easy to grow seeds will provide flowers for all sorts of pollinators. Sow in the spring straight into the ground.