Native Bee Sanctuary Kit

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$34.95

Native Bees play an essential role in pollinating our gardens. They transfer pollen from one flower to another, fertilising plants so they start forming fruits and seeds.

The Mr Fothergill's Native Bee Sanctuary Kit contains a wooden sanctuary and a sachet of pollinator friendly flower seeds to help attract native bees to your garden. The seed mix is made up of the following varieties:

  • Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
  • Borage (Borago officinalis)
  • Californian Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Catmint (Nepeta mussinii)
  • Chicory (Cichorium endivia)
  • Clover (Trifolium pratense)
  • Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
  • Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
  • Everlasting Daisy (Rhodanthe chlorocephala)
  • Purple Mullein (Verbascum phoeniceum)
  • Salvia (Salvia sclarea)
  • Seaside Daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus)
  • Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia)
  • Vetch (Vicia villosa).

This kit is suited to Australian native solitary bees, of which there are well over 1,000 varieties in Australia, it is not a honey hive. The sanctuary is coated in a non toxic lacquer/oil for protection making it weatherproof and safe for bees and insects. It is also made of FSC timber, meaning it is responsibly sourced and eco-friendly. It can be painted using non toxic paint.

 

Dimensions: 245mm(w) x 295mm(h) x 120mm(d)

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How To Grow

To use, simply hook a piece of wire into the back loop of the sanctuary and attach to a tree trunk or branch or simply place amongst the garden.

Sowing your seeds:

  1. Prepare the chosen area for your seeds by turning or raking the soil until you have a good crumbly consistency, removing any stones and weeds as you go.
    2. Open the seed sachet and shake out the seeds thinly and evenly directly over the prepared area.
    3. Gently rake over the seedbed to lightly cover the seeds.
    4. Water well until the plants are established.
    - Some perennial varieties may not flower until the second year.
    - Once the flowers start to appear, bees and other beneficial insects will soon follow, and your garden will be a hive of activity!
Sow Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Our Seed Guarantee

If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.

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