Poppies are a super source of nectar for our honey bees. Plant them from April in Autumn temperatures – the bees love ’em. And they flower just when bees need a winter nibble. Poppies are great planted early in the season – providing blooms that will keep appearing right through to late spring – generally they will flower 24 weeks after germination.
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.