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Five Ways to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

Attracting bumblebees and insects to your garden is really a wonderful thing. Inviting pollinators is key to a flourishing garden and human existence itself. So how do you welcome them? Take a look at our top tips on how to entice bumblebees to your garden so they can continue to do their job as pollinators all season long.

1. Try planting native plants and flowers

Bees will love flowers and plants that are native to your area as this is what they are the most familiar with. Research this when planning the flowers for the garden.

2. Multi-colour planting and wild flowers

Bees enjoy blue, purple, and yellow flowers and plants. Keep these colours in mind when choosing your landscape. You can plant various wildflowers or you can choose sweet peas, which can be planted between or near runner bean plants to help pollination while also bringing vibrant colours to your garden landscape.

3. Insect  hotel

Think about placing an insect hotel in your garden? It can help attract good insects such as bumblebees, ladybirds and woodlice. You can even make them yourself out of garden waste, plant pots, and left over cardboard.

4. Protect pollinators and forget pesticides

This may seem like a no brainer, but don’t load up on pesticides. You will harm the bees and that isn’t good. Instead, use natural pest protection.

5. Let them bee

Teach children to leave bees alone, let them just sniff around and feed and in turn they will leave you alone.