I’m not especially green fingered, though I do try. I love my garden, it’s not the biggest space, but it’s a lovely little space where we can hide away from the world, the kids can play and we can BBQ on hot summer nights. I’m not one for perfectly manicured lawns and flower beds where everything is in a row. I prefer it a little wild and natural, bed’s overflowing with gorgeous wildflowers and bees buzzing about.
Far from being a bothersome pest, the bee is a creature we need. They are responsible for pollinating 75% of the world’s crops and 87% of our wildflowers. It’s been found that animal pollination makes the tastiest fruit, and many plants need bees simply to survive.
We’ve just installed this little bee hotel in amongst our flowers, the perfect hidey-hole for a solitary bee or three. For bees looking for a little more upmarket place to stay – they might prefer The Grand Beedapest Hotel. Taylors Teas have put together this little film to help show why bees really are so important.
We’ve been watching for any bees in our garden that might be thinking about making a home in our hotel. We’re happy to see so many buzzing around our flowers every day – beastie loves watching for them too! Taylors Teas were kind enough to send us a hamper of goodies alongside the bee hotel – we’ve been testing some of their delicious fruity teas – I’m torn between the Sour Cherry and the Rose Lemonade – can’t pick a favourite! We’ve been lvoign colouring in some of the pictures in the book, and will be planting the wildflowers seeds once it’s time.
Did you enjoy the movie? Is your garden a bee haven?