Lavender’s best buzzy, blossom buddy

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Lavender World

 

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Lavender is not only a wonderful plant for us humans it is a yummy, delicious treat for our bees!

With the bee population in decline, there are so many things that can be done to ensure these buzzy little pollinators don’t disappear.

The late summer and autumn are a very difficult time for the honey bee to find forage, as opposed to springtime when our gardens are like a Roman banquet.

The most effective way to help the bee’s seek refuge in these tough months is by planting a selection of Lavender, Not only are they a late flowerer they will be like an oasis for a bee and provide them with a nice refreshing drink of nectar.

To learn more about how you can help the bee population please follow this link to an interview with Dave Goulson, of the Bumblebee Conversation Trust :- http://www.newstalk.ie/The-life-of-the-bumble-bee 

 

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