Bee Friendly Garden

Title: Bee Friendly Garden
Date: Oct 13, 2018
Presenter: Bonnie-Marie Hibbs

With the population of bees becoming something of a global concern, it is important to have a garden full of plants to attract natures friendly pollinators.

  • The use of memory damaging insecticides and nerve killing pesticides causes bees to forget where their hives are, fail to fly and eventually die. Without bees, there will be a serious lack of pollination in our gardens, so it is important to create pollinator friendly habitats
  • One of the best ways to create a pollinator friendly garden is with flowers. As spring is a season where we need the presence of bees in the garden, adding lots of flowers to the garden will not only help them, but will also encourage the pollination of our fruit trees and vegetables.
  • The Borage plant grows to a height of around 60cm and produces some absolutely stunning blue flowers. Planting it in your veggie garden or near your fruit trees is an excellent way to check for when pollination is occurring in your garden.
  • There is a huge amount of pollination friendly plants available for your garden. Bees absolutely love Lavender, and are attracted to the flowers on the Buddleja and Salvia plants. Native pollinators, such as Banksias, Grevilleas and native grasses can also provide a safe habitat for the bees in your garden.