Bee Gardens

The Amateur Anthecologist - Captured honeybee on Helianthus

As natural habitat shrinks and humanity paves over the wild, life becomes more difficult for the beings, the pollinators, who make it possible for much of what we eat to flourish. We can help.

The Honey Bee Garden

Seed Suggestions: sweet alyssum, coriander, dill, tansy, corn poppies, and white yarrow.

Steps

  1. You can add your choice of the above-mentioned plants to the border of an existing garden bed, for example; simply pick the plants that best match your existing design.

  2. You can create a bee garden. If this is your choice, you may want to place the garden as far away from the area of the backyard where you sit and enjoy the evening. This is not for your or your visitors' protection but for the bees; you do not want your guest swatting at them because they were attracted to the clothes that someone is wearing; for example, bees cannot see red but do like white.

  3. Sow small amounts of each seed type that you have selected on well-prepared soil. Follow the instructions on the package for sowing.

  4. Gently water the seeds and be sure to keep the ground moist during the first month or so.

  5. Enjoy, you can pick the herbs and flower for your own use as long as you leave some for the bees.
POSTS
Pinned Items
Recent Activities
No posts yet

YOU MAY LIKE

Brunswick, Melbourne based organic healthfood store + café based on naturopathy + earth-co...
Our local volunteer community groups meet monthly to clean beaches in Melbourne ...
Noojee is a picturesque town in Victoria's Central Highlands, part of the proposed Gr...
Koalas are one of the world's most beloved species yet their populations in eastern Austra...

YOU MAY LIKE

The Yellow-bellied Glider lives along the East coast of Australia, from Northern Queenslan...
Our local volunteer community groups meet monthly to clean beaches in Melbourne ...
Wild law, ecocide, earth rights, permaculture, enviro philosophy...
The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is one of the world's most critically endangered species. ...

Recommended

Koalas are one of the world's most beloved species yet their populations in eastern Austra...
​Plant, fungi and animal identification...
​​Starring Toolangi's finest songbirds...
Near Elsternwick station, Glo sells a range of organic fruit and veg and freshly cooked or...

Search our maps