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Bee Saver Kit, do your bit as World Bee Day Approaches £1 Donation @ Friends of the Earth and more

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Posted 10th May
With World Bee Day around on the 20th Of May I thought of bringing this to everyone's attention again.

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Now this isn't new per se - was posted last year around the same time too - thanks to @thomasleep

What you get in the kit
  • Wildflower seeds – grow bee food so your neighbourhood bees don't go hungry.
  • A garden planner – to help you create a bee-friendly garden all year round.
  • A bee spotter guide – so you can identify your new garden visitors.
  • Step by step guide - full of useful hints and tips for saving bees.
  • Bee postcards - to send to your loved ones.

Make a small donation (Suggested minimum is £5, but £1 is welcome too) to help this wonderful cause and do your small bit.

There is also The British Beekeeper Association

You can read more about the World Bee Day here on the UN Page

A Good DIY read on how to make your garden bee friendly.

Hope it spread some awareness around.
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37622201-zkITP.jpgI saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the very next day for some more sugar and water. It must have remembered.
spamabsorbed11/05/2019 07:53

nothing better than relaxing in the garden after work with swarm of bees …nothing better than relaxing in the garden after work with swarm of bees flying around.. so relaxing.. not


That's not what happens unless you have a nest mate.

Completely missed the point. I wouldn't have bothered posting tbh
I used to have a phobia of bees but now since getting a maturing garden I have realised what great company they are. Better their buzz than drone of tv folk
"We require a minimum donation of £5 if you’d like a Bee Saver Kit"
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"We require a minimum donation of £5 if you’d like a Bee Saver Kit"
37622201-zkITP.jpgI saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the very next day for some more sugar and water. It must have remembered.
brendanhickey10/05/2019 13:47

[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the …[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the very next day for some more sugar and water. It must have remembered.


Almost minded to nominate it as a potential Tory leader: certainly shown a better memory than the names being suggested.
I used to have a phobia of bees but now since getting a maturing garden I have realised what great company they are. Better their buzz than drone of tv folk
Last time gotvthese, the plants didn't grow
You won't get the kit unless you pay a fiver.
It's worth a fiver anyway. Thank you have added heat
If I treat them well, will they fight off the wasps I sometimes get in the shed?
Edited by: "Ed.Winchester" 11th May
Ed.Winchester11/05/2019 00:22

If I treat them well, will they fight off the wasps I sometimes get in the …If I treat them well, will they fight off the wasps I sometimes get in the shed?


I doubt it. Wasp > Bee
Ordered, thanks,
nothing better than relaxing in the garden after work with swarm of bees flying around.. so relaxing.. not
Just bought a load of cheap wild flower seeds off eBay 😁
spamabsorbed11/05/2019 07:53

nothing better than relaxing in the garden after work with swarm of bees …nothing better than relaxing in the garden after work with swarm of bees flying around.. so relaxing.. not


That's not what happens unless you have a nest mate.

Completely missed the point. I wouldn't have bothered posting tbh
What are the actual seeds you get with this? Would it not be better to get 100's of the seeds from ebay for a similar price?
brendanhickey10/05/2019 13:47

[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the …[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the very next day for some more sugar and water. It must have remembered.


I love watching them fly off after finding an exhausted one and helping them out. Almost feel like a bee medic
I recent jumped on that deal for the lavander plants just for the bees, I don't think I'll have any more real flower bed space for flowers but if there's any potted plants (medium sized) that helps the bees I'd appreciate the assistance
trikidy11/05/2019 08:45

What are the actual seeds you get with this? Would it not be better to get …What are the actual seeds you get with this? Would it not be better to get 100's of the seeds from ebay for a similar price?


I know you just meant "lots" when you said hundreds of seeds, but you'll spend a good bit more for a decent quantity of native wildflower seeds on eBay. I spent a tenner on 100g of seeds and that was just slightly over recommended seeding rate for 5*5m

To try and encourage more bees, we've planted a tiny wildflower meadow, have reduced the frequency of grass cutting, are avoiding cutting back flowering shrubs and bushes unless really needed and are no longer using chemical weedkillers. Little steps
kebabthief10/05/2019 21:08

You won't get the kit unless you pay a fiver.


If you like the idea of a pound there's butterfly and bee flower packs in poundland
Niall_Fawcett11/05/2019 10:28

If you like the idea of a pound there's butterfly and bee flower packs in …If you like the idea of a pound there's butterfly and bee flower packs in poundland


Check what you're actually getting. I looked at Similar in B&M (think it was a couple of quid), but it was mostly filler, with 3-5g? Of actual seeds, a waste of time really
I dug up my hedging and front garden and replaced it all with artificial grass and tarred the rest of it for my 5 cars so buying a bee box will make us feel like im doing my bit to save the world
Great stuff, I got one. I missed out on this last year. I plan to scatter the seeds on my country walks. Youtube shows how to create seed bombs that I may try as well.youtube.com/wat…-No
hooray.henry11/05/2019 11:07

I dug up my hedging and front garden and replaced it all with artificial …I dug up my hedging and front garden and replaced it all with artificial grass and tarred the rest of it for my 5 cars so buying a bee box will make us feel like im doing my bit to save the world


Buzz off.
I have one in the garden now and been giving sugar water to it and even tried honey. Seems to be missing a wing though as only a bit on the one side. Perhaps a bird tried to eat it and it fell.
Edited by: "manymilesfromkingslanding" 11th May
Every year we sow a few huge planters with "Fragrant Flowers" seeds for the bees and butterflies. They're a huge hit! Also, round our way, the Council has taken to sowing wildflowers on the roundabouts for them - brilliant idea.
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My garden is already very bee and butterfly friendly with establish plants, but I still love scattering more and more wild flower seeds.

I do wonder if in a decade the news will be reporting how we started the bee-obesity crisis. And to think, until recently, scientists already thought bees were too fat to fly.
Ben_ReynoldsQtN11/05/2019 09:48

I recent jumped on that deal for the lavander plants just for the bees, I …I recent jumped on that deal for the lavander plants just for the bees, I don't think I'll have any more real flower bed space for flowers but if there's any potted plants (medium sized) that helps the bees I'd appreciate the assistance


Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' is bee friendly, can be grown in a pot and flowers pretty much all year round. I think that is what is in the picture at the top of this thread.
RIGHT! How do we start killing them?
konicky11/05/2019 12:50

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' is bee friendly, can be grown in a pot and flowers …Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' is bee friendly, can be grown in a pot and flowers pretty much all year round. I think that is what is in the picture at the top of this thread.


Thank you very much!
brendanhickey10/05/2019 13:47

[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the …[Image] I saved a bee from exhaustion the other week, and it came back the very next day for some more sugar and water. It must have remembered.


You should not do this at all. Rescuing a tired bee as you did the first time is fine, literally a teaspoon is enough - leaving it a constant source means the bee will now take a shortcut to its food. Instead of going around hundreds of flowers it will simply come to your source. Bees remember this, as you pointed out, and it’s easy for them to all start coming to this spot. Essentially a hive on the move to your bit of floor.

Unfortunately, you’ll be doing far greater damage than good!

source.
Edited by: "StONE_ROdGEr" 11th May
We should all do our bit to save bees. Plant some bee friendly flowers wherever you can ( garden, park, windowsill, out side your front door ext) If it wasn’t for them we would be in trouble.
I've got a buddleia and a cherry tree in my garden, most years I can count the visiting bees on one hand.
So far this year, one bee.

I'm pretty sure humanity is doomed.
I love bees! We wouldn't have fruit or vegetable and flowers without them pollinating,

They are the one of most important insects in the world, fascinating to watch too!
Justed planted some marjoram in the garden to attract the bees and a buddleia to attract the butterflies.
Never ceases to amaze me when people leave a stupid comment and they think it’s funny.......especially when it’s about something as serious as the topic above
Are wildflowers safe if dogs eat them? Not toxic?
StONE_ROdGEr11/05/2019 14:07

You should not do this at all. Rescuing a tired bee as you did the first …You should not do this at all. Rescuing a tired bee as you did the first time is fine, literally a teaspoon is enough - leaving it a constant source means the bee will now take a shortcut to its food. Instead of going around hundreds of flowers it will simply come to your source. Bees remember this, as you pointed out, and it’s easy for them to all start coming to this spot. Essentially a hive on the move to your bit of floor. Unfortunately, you’ll be doing far greater damage than good!source.


I found a tired bee on the floor, I literally put spoon full of sugar water on the floor, the bee flew away after about 2 hour. The next day I found a bee in the same location, and give it a sugar water. I have not seen a bee since and do not leave a constant source out for it.
Edited by: "brendanhickey" 11th May
I am going to give some seeds for favours t my daughters birthdY. So I guess people can scatter . What’s best seed to get? And how much kg I need for say 20 packets?
Wasps do a good job in garden also.they may sting apparently with no reason but I've had them land on my face in beer gdn.they only sting when annoyed ie ppl running round flapping etc.give them some dugar/honey dame as bees & they leave you alone
My son is doing nature at school and has come home and said we need to look after bees so this is perfect. Only problem is it’s minimum donation of £5 to get the bee kit not a £1 not to let people aware.
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