Free bee-friendly seeds from Hozelock
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Free bee-friendly seeds from Hozelock

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Found 29th Apr
Title says it all really. Free pack of seeds to feed the bees this summer.
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Useless, bees dont eat seeds.
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Heat for the bees!
Quite good info here before the "Why do we need bees? " lot start whinging.
are there more to come?...I sing for some a time ago
Cheers
Humm. Some questionable things there.
Already received some bee friendly seeds from the soil association , will not grab these .
Heat for choppiusmaximus.
Have ordered, thanks for posting.
oadbyboy5 h, 48 m ago

Already received some bee friendly seeds from the soil association , will …Already received some bee friendly seeds from the soil association , will not grab these .Heat for choppiusmaximus.



I never got mine from the soil association guess they ran out
Dryrain17 m ago

I never got mine from the soil association guess they ran out


ditto
nougat26 m ago

ditto


Maybe they was stolen by Ravens or Rooks. They run the shadowy mob underworld of the stolen sead business.
Useless, bees dont eat seeds.
Dryrain57 m ago

I never got mine from the soil association guess they ran out


Mine only just showed up this saturday
Have to wait and see if anything turns up.
Thanks.
Triggster1 h, 16 m ago

Useless, bees dont eat seeds.


Still laughing, reminded me of Gandhi and his one film.
7fink717 h, 39 m ago

are there more to come?...I sing for some a time ago


Sorry, you won't get any by 'singing' for some.
Triggster6 h, 29 m ago

Useless, bees dont eat seeds.

Peel the seeds and leave them outside. Leave fork and knife next to them.
No seeds left
Edited by: "grilli" 1st May
Do normal seeds not like bees?
Triggster30th Apr

Useless, bees dont eat seeds.


Thats right, they eat nectar and vomit some of it back up to make vomit honey.
None left now
JMac_D1 h, 4 m ago

Thats right, they eat nectar and vomit some of it back up to make vomit …Thats right, they eat nectar and vomit some of it back up to make vomit honey.


Well, actually its not vomit as it never reaches the bees digestive stomach. The nectar is sucked up into a separate honey "stomach" or honey sac where enzymes are added and is temporarily stored until the worker bee gets back to the hive.
Most people would say vomit if they seen the bee doing it. But i get your drift.
Do they eat some of it and store most of it in its bag fo
All gone now
JMac_D18 h, 9 m ago

Which ones.


no pizza without tomatoes and no tomatoes without bees.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 2nd May
Meathotukdeals24 m ago

no pizza without tomatoes and no tomatoes without bees.


If bees dont pollinate the ones grown under plastic then the wind wont be doing it, so there would be far less tomatoes as most are grown under plastic. There would be far less for a year or 2 and less to waste on tomato sauce. More likely they'd make some Frankenstein version of the sauce used for pizzas etc. So they have a point.

Most pizzas sold in the UK are horrible compared to the ones you get in Italy.
They shouldn't be allowed to call the rubbish ones pizzas IMHO should be called Pizzasless or something.
JMac_D38 m ago

If bees dont pollinate the ones grown under plastic then the wind wont be …If bees dont pollinate the ones grown under plastic then the wind wont be doing it, so there would be far less tomatoes as most are grown under plastic. There would be far less for a year or 2 and less to waste on tomato sauce. More likely they'd make some Frankenstein version of the sauce used for pizzas etc. So they have a point. Most pizzas sold in the UK are horrible compared to the ones you get in Italy.They shouldn't be allowed to call the rubbish ones pizzas IMHO should be called Pizzasless or something.


Yeah I was full time supervisor of section of greenhouses - growing tomatoes. Commercially. We didn't have bees present in the glasshouses. Yet we picked most of the shift - lots of fruit. Zero bees.
JMac_D39 m ago

If bees dont pollinate the ones grown under plastic then the wind wont be …If bees dont pollinate the ones grown under plastic then the wind wont be doing it, so there would be far less tomatoes as most are grown under plastic. There would be far less for a year or 2 and less to waste on tomato sauce. More likely they'd make some Frankenstein version of the sauce used for pizzas etc. So they have a point. Most pizzas sold in the UK are horrible compared to the ones you get in Italy.They shouldn't be allowed to call the rubbish ones pizzas IMHO should be called Pizzasless or something.


btw what is your background in this?
Meathotukdeals20 m ago

Yeah I was full time supervisor of section of greenhouses - growing …Yeah I was full time supervisor of section of greenhouses - growing tomatoes. Commercially. We didn't have bees present in the glasshouses. Yet we picked most of the shift - lots of fruit. Zero bees.


So what pollinated the plants then. Just because you didnt see any doesnt mean there wasnt any.

Surprising you didnt even see one of us although we have camouflage specialist. Maybe they was working your area due to bee swatting incidents which is a criminal offence under the Bee laws under subsection B.

My background is.

I work for M I Hive , a security agency protecting our fellow workers. Going after swatters.

Also their rights to buzz when we want ,in the work place.

If we dont get more wild plants , then further strikes are already planned.
Working full time on a commercial section of toms and you think the bees were there pollinating, but I didn't see them. 😵😚
Meathotukdeals2nd May

Working full time on a commercial section of toms and you think the bees …Working full time on a commercial section of toms and you think the bees were there pollinating, but I didn't see them. 😵😚


As a regular grower of greenhouse tomatoes for domestic consumption I have never seen bees in the greenhouse either but I'm very keen on the little blighters for their other important roles and that lovely intense buzzing noise they make when they're in our laburnum tree. What in your opinion does pollinate the tomato flowers?
robatt4 h, 20 m ago

As a regular grower of greenhouse tomatoes for domestic consumption I have …As a regular grower of greenhouse tomatoes for domestic consumption I have never seen bees in the greenhouse either but I'm very keen on the little blighters for their other important roles and that lovely intense buzzing noise they make when they're in our laburnum tree. What in your opinion does pollinate the tomato flowers?



Well we (because it was commercial and results matter) used 'buzzers'. A battery powered vibrating stick more or less. As you work your rows, just hold it to a truss. It vibrates the pollen free to drift and sets the fruit. Of course a bee does this for free. I visited the greenhouses several years later and they had resident bees. Of course they don't have Workers Rights and are happy to work overtime for free. But, going back the webpage in the deal link was just telling a lie that there would be no tomatoes without bees. Part of the disconnect of people from food production. So anything that would cause the pollen to detach could cause pollination. What I cannot tell you (never tried or researched) if the pollen will naturally detach and pollinate without any forces applied.

I remember doing the same with my sweetcorn one year when the silks were out, the flowers were open and the air was very still. Shook the plants, and I could see the pollen drifting down. Had a great harvest.

I do like bees (but not the huge ones that seem to like flying at my face!) and wildlife generally in the garden and even grow plants for them and put food out. We've had to get beekeepers out in the past our garden must be so nice swarms of honey bees set up home.
Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 4th May
Meathotukdeals6 h, 57 m ago

Well we (because it was commercial and results matter) used 'buzzers'. A …Well we (because it was commercial and results matter) used 'buzzers'. A battery powered vibrating stick more or less. As you work your rows, just hold it to a truss. It vibrates the pollen free to drift and sets the fruit. Of course a bee does this for free. I visited the greenhouses several years later and they had resident bees. Of course they don't have Workers Rights and are happy to work overtime for free. But, going back the webpage in the deal link was just telling a lie that there would be no tomatoes without bees. Part of the disconnect of people from food production. So anything that would cause the pollen to detach could cause pollination. What I cannot tell you (never tried or researched) if the pollen will naturally detach and pollinate without any forces applied.I remember doing the same with my sweetcorn one year when the silks were out, the flowers were open and the air was very still. Shook the plants, and I could see the pollen drifting down. Had a great harvest.I do like bees (but not the huge ones that seem to like flying at my face!) and wildlife generally in the garden and even grow plants for them and put food out. We've had to get beekeepers out in the past our garden must be so nice swarms of honey bees set up home.


Thanks. I've never "buzzed" my tomato plants but will give it a go this year!
robatt9 h, 46 m ago

Thanks. I've never "buzzed" my tomato plants but will give it a go this …Thanks. I've never "buzzed" my tomato plants but will give it a go this year!


just tap, lightly flick, strum, whatever suits you. Good growing.
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