Salad Rocket, Eruca vesicaria, a hardy annual flowering in Spring, though if left to seed or sown at different times, can flower throughout the year; it is fantastic in nectar and very good in pollen values. Our honey bees love this!
Not only is rocket great for honey bees, it’s the unsung hero in health benefits for humans too. A high source of alkalizing and detoxifying chlorophyll, a blood cleanser and oxgenator, this green blood is an all star and being studied in helping prevent tumor blood vessels forming and tumor cell migrations, inducing cell death in cells that have already become cancerous, all the while protecting cellular DNA from damage caused by cancer causing chemicals. It’s high in Vit K for heart, bones and skin, a great anti-oxidant, and has folate playing a role in your serotonin production, plus it has a good spread of the B Vitamins. We love this plant for us and honey bees!
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.