#bringthebeesback

golden yellow flower head with bee

BEES NEED OUR HELP

 

In the UK alone, 97% of natural bee and butterfly habitat has been lost just in the last 70 years due to the removal of wildflower meadows in favour of monocrop agriculture.

35 UK bees species are currently under threat of extinction, and all species face serious threats.

 

white campion flowerhead with bee

 

Worldwide, we rely on bees to pollinate many food crops by transferring pollen between flowering plants. But they are struggling to survive and their populations are declining everywhere.

There are many reasons for their decline: the loss of their natural habitats and food sources as well as from poisoning through pesticide use and the effects of climate change.

 

 

The loss of bees would have a disastrous effect on human life.

 

One of the biggest things we as individuals can do to help is to restore some of their lost wildflower habitat. Leaving some areas of your garden to grow naturally is a valuable asset to bees, but you can also encourage specific wildflowers that bees love.

 

bee on purple common knapweed

 

The Beebombs we offer at kuloko are handmade in Dorset, England with a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds blended into pellets of sifted soil and clay. The flowers are those specifically recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society as perfect for pollinators.

With your help, we can start to restore the lost wildflower habitat and make an important contribution to the biodiversity of Great Britain and Europe.

 

 

How can we help to #bringthebeesback?

 

Just one of our Beebombs contains enough bee-friendly wildflower seeds to create two square metres of wildflower habitat.

All you need to do is scatter your Beebombs on a cleared patch of bare soil and add water to create a wildflower meadow that will help to #bringthebeesback

Buy your Beebombs here

 

wildflower meadow

 

 

Further reading:

 

Save the Bees: Be the solution to help protect bees in crisis

How gardeners can help our declining bees and other pollinators

Habitats for Pollinators 

Perfect for Pollinators

EU ruling bans neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU