The Hive

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Food for bees

I’ve been doing a bit of research today following on from FERA’s Bee inspector Fred visiting the hive we found on the Cresslands site. He recommended the following as great sources of pollen and nectar for the bees:

  1. Phacelia
  2. Borage
  3. Snowberry
  4. Field Beans
  5. Hazel
  6. Willow
Phacelia = Bee food!

Phacelia = Bee food!

SO, I’ve gone and ordered 2 packs of seeds, hoping it’s not too late to sew them, to create a blanket of Phacelia along the riverside drive close to the hive. Need to remove a few stray bramble clumps but after a rake over let the scattering begin.

Interesting source of other plants to help the bee colony – http://www.rosybee.com