Looking for a fun activity in the garden with the kids and play your part with saving the bees?
We love Beebombs, a brilliant initiative to bring the bees back. Huge swathes of wildflower habitat has been lost over the last 100 years. This loss of traditional habitat is having a devastating effect on Bee and Butterfly populations throughout the developed world. Biodiversity is crucial for many reasons and wildflowers are crucial to biodiversity. With Beebombs you can re-create these lost habitats and to help bring the bees back. Beebombs need no gardening skill and can be scattered straight onto open ground at any time of the year. Once scattered, you don't need to water or tend your Beebombs.
So why not clear an area today, scatter the seeds and you and the kids can enjoy new growth and bring back the bees.
Beebombs choose their seeds extremely carefully. All are native and historically native to Ireland and the whole of Northern Europe in fact. They are all vital to a range of pollinators and have been living symbiotically with our native pollinator species for 1000s of years. They are a mix of annuals and perennials with a mix of colours. Beebombs source their seeds from 15 different smallholders around the UK and Northern Ireland.
There’s no need to be afraid!
The most important thing to know is that you shouldn’t be scared of bees. To them we’re just big boring giants who walk around their world . Unless you threaten them, bees will not attack humans. They won’t chase after you if you leave them alone. If a bee comes close to you, attracted by your bright colourful T shirt, or the nice smell from your shampoo, just stay still and it will fly off when it realises you’re not a flower.
Check out our article on What to do if a bee stings your child and these vids for more information: