Lov­ing our pol­li­na­tors in September

We’re cel­e­brat­ing the hum­ble bum­ble this month with our friends at NZ Gar­dener.

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drink­ing is ap­pre­ci­ated too, so put in some stones or clean gravel.

Plant lots of bee-friendly wild­flow­ers, herbs, shrubs and fruit trees. Even flow­er­ing veg­eta­bles such as win­ter sa­vory, cu­cum­ber and broc­coli con­tain the pollen and nec­tar that bees need. their pop­u­la­tions will de­crease and crops will suf­fer.

Ac­knowl­edge that even bees which don’t give us honey (and many other in­sects oth­er­wise con­sid­ered pests) are im­por­tant pol­li­na­tors.

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