Buchu, found in the South Western to Eastern Cape, has great honey bee plant value and is a super source of Winter food for them, with excellent medicinal properties for you too.
is quite simply a miracle herb that was used by the Khoisan for centuries. They used to chew the leaves, but mostly we imbibe the medicinal qualities in teas. There are three different kinds of buchu – Agathosma betulina or short buchu, the Agathosma serratifolia or long buchu, and finally the Agathosma crenulata or ovate buchu. Buchu has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-infective properties that products harnessing this herbs generous health benefits say because of these it acts as a natural antibiotic with no side effects. Plant during autumn, winter and spring with a combination of geraniums, watsonias, Leucadendron and other bee-friendly companion plants.
Saving our bees is not just about making less toxic environments for them, but too about focusing on what we feed them. Like us, they need a balanced diet. Pollen and nectar from a diverse choice of flowers; protein from pollen, and carbohydrates, sugars, from nectar. Bee-effective and plant Good Bee Food, for you and your honey bees.