Winter Planting for Honey Bees – Agapanthus

March and April are months for stocking up on bulbs and preparing soils for late April and May planting. Bulbous plants are unexplored sources of nectar and pollen for our honey bees who simply love these exotic flowers.

Soil preparation hint: Mix in a generous amount of compost, a handful of planting fertiliser and water the ground well.

AGAPANTHUS SPP. BEE PLANT VALUE N1-3 P0-2

Bee Plant Values_The Bee Effect

Good Bee Food_The Bee Effect

Saving our bees is not just about making less toxic environments for them. We also need to focus on what we feed them. Like us they need a balanced diet. A healthy spread of pollen and nectar from a good diverse selection of flowers to choose from. From these flowers they forage for protein from pollen and they get their carbohydrates, sugars, from nectar. Bee-effective and plant Good Bee Food, for you and your honey bees.

Ref: sanbi.org / Beeplants of South Africa, M.F. Johannsmeier

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