Bee Plant List for Gardens and Farms

This free bee plant list for gardens and farms has been developed by Earthwise Garden, an ecological demonstration garden located in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada with over 300 varieties of low-maintenance plantings, grown without the use of chemicals.  It is a companion to the Earthwise Farm, a two-acre organic teaching farm, operated by the non-profit Earthwise Society. The diversity of … Read More

Enjoy “Spirit of the Beehive” from BBC 4 Radio

“Once you understand the bee, once you know what it’s doing, then your perspective changes from swatting to staying still.” Nina Perry’s composed feature ‘Spirit of the Beehive’ explores our enduring relationship with the honeybee, lifting the lid of the beehive to hear some surprising lessons to be learnt through observing and working with bees, as well as how the … Read More

West Coast Seeds “Bee Garden Blend” keeps em buzzin !!

Bees and flowering plants evolved together millions of years ago. We could not have one without the other. Although bees face many challenges in this age of global weather change, at West Coast Seeds we believe that the simple act of sowing the seeds of plants that bees and other pollinators love to forage on is a critically important step … Read More

It’s all about pollinator power

Who hasn’t been told that it’s the little things in life that matter? This time-honoured adage relates to many situations but is never more relevant than when applied to the vital but often underappreciated role of animal pollinators. Our very existence, after all, depends on these tiny creatures … hence the term pollinator power. About 75 percent of the planet’s … Read More