Bees are nature's pollinators, and are vital to the survival of our ecological system. Sadly, vast numbers of the bee population are being threatened due to habitat loss, climate change and other threats.
Bee Food Boxes from Reel Gardening are packed with edible plants that both you and the friendly pollinators in your garden can enjoy! Plant some bee food in a small pot on a balcony or in a sunny spot in your garden.
The Autumn Bee Food Mix is perfect for planting in – you guessed it – Autumn, and contains the following:
Borage: Not only do bees love Borage, but you and your soil will do too! This medicinal herb has intense blue and edible flowers that have an appealing and mild cucumber taste. The borage plant grows perfectly when planted in full sunlight and can be grown all year round. It will grow to about 60cm tall and can be grown in containers or raised beds
Pansy: Pansy flowers are bright and come in various colours and brings beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies to your garden. They can grow through any season and are a great source of food for bees in winter. They are edible and are mostly used in cake decorating. They have a beautiful fragrance said to be perfume-like and the most potent scent belongs to the blue or yellow pansy flowers.
Peas: Garden peas are easy to grow, resilient in the cold and the more you pick, the more the plant will produce. Peas should be planted in Autumn because they don’t enjoy the heat. The plant will flower in winter, feeding the bees when they need it the most.