Bees are the magnificent powerhouses of nature; busy little workers, dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of the natural world. These friends of the earth buzz devotedly between flowers in the tireless pursuit of nectar and pollen. Not without purpose though; the truth is, many plants, trees, crops, and flowers would cease to be without the help of bees and other pollinators. They are essential to the reproduction of plant life and they need our help; it is in our own best interests to take this seriously and save the bees.
Much like how the relationship between bee and flower is symbiotic, so is the relationship between bees and us; we depend on them to fertilise most of our crops. When it comes down to it, you can trace bees back to most of our food production in one way of another. That makes them really essential to say the least!
The Grass People
Fortunately, there are things that we can all do to help our pollinators keep going. In fact, every garden and flowerpot can do its part and The Grass People are keen to help enable everyone to do so with their ‘Save the Bees’ campaign.
The company “started off with a seed of an idea” (their words) to provide easily accessible, efficient, and reliable grass delivered to your doorstep. It didn’t take long for them to expand to include a wide range of UK native wildflower mixes made especially for the purpose of pollinating for approved species and are proud sponsors of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
All of the wildflower mixes that The Grass People offer are listed on the RHS Plants for Pollinators; meaning that the range offered are recommended choices for attracting bees. By having safe bee-friendly environments they can be allowed to work, thrive, and rebuild their numbers.
The Grass People – Save The Bees – Bees & Pollinators Seed Mix
TGP even sell a very specific Bees & Pollinators seed mix with this specific intention; it includes a colourful mix of pollinator-friendly flowers featuring annuals perennials and grasses. This is available in 100g and 1kg bag sizes and with very clear instructions on how (and when) to apply.
Save the Bees
Whilst there are many ways to help save the bees, one of the most effective is by offering an optimal environment where they can live, function, and thrive in safety (free of pesticides and other troubling factors). Doing this efficiently and meaningfully requires the right tools for the job and The Grass People are offering exactly that. So, if you want to help make a difference to the future of bees, turn your space into a hub for those eager pollinators.
Shop here: The Grass People
*Disclosure: I was sent samples of the product and paid for my time.