Bees

In the last couple of days I’m been sent two interesting websites about bees and ideas to increase the numbers:

Plan Bee is being run by the Co-op (of which I’m a member) the most useful bit for me is a list of ‘Bee Flowers’:

“Alyssum
Annual coreopsis
Annual scabious
Bee sage
Borage
Candytuft
Catmint
Chives
Clover
Comfrey*
Common poppy*
Corn chamomile*
Corn marigold*
Corncockle*
Cornflower*
Dahlias
Deadnettle*
Devil’s bit scabious*
Field Woundwort*
Foxglove*
French marigold

Goldenrod*
Greater knapweed*
Larkspur
Lesser snapdragon*
Lungwort
Meadow clary*
Mexican hat
Nasturtium
Round-leaved fluellin*
Sage
Sea holly
Sedum
Spiked speedwell*
Sunflower
Sweet William
Teasel*
Thistle*
Tobacco plant
Viper’s bugloss*
Whorled clary*
Wild clary

*denotes native to UK

And the other is part of National Science and Engineering Week 2009, I’ve signed up for this and hopefully with do something with the kids (or young people) at work. Maybe paper pot making and seed planting

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One response to “Bees

  1. This is actually a great idea!!

    to have flowers specifically for the bees…

    I’d love to have bees, not sure if I’d manage by myself though.. We have an old beehive at Uncle’s farm, but Dad and Uncle aren’t most enthusiastic (yet).

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