Wildflowers for Honey Bees, Butterflies and other pollinators
I’ve done a lot of research over the years with different wildflowers specifically for my honey bees. I can now offer you the mix I’ve developed and use here on the Currant Farm. I’ve tweaked this assortment over the years to eliminate varieties that don’t perform that well and add new ones. You may have read in the past about my efforts to increase habitat and food for our beautiful, valuable and in some cases, threatened pollinators here on the Currant Farm and your response and endorsement has been so full of enthusiasm I thought, “why not share my efforts and fun with everyone.”
Practically everyone has heard about the struggles the Honey Bee and other pollinators have been going through. Pollinators across the country are in trouble and they’re the ones responsible for a large portion of the food on our plate every day. Honey bees alone account for one of every 3 bites of fruits and vegetables we eat. Many studies point to the loss of habitat and food sources as one of the problems. Flowering plants which are rich in nectar and pollen are crucial for the life cycle of these insects. In turn, these insects are crucial for the success of our food crops as well as an essential food sources for birds, other insects and a huge assortment of animals. Everything depends on everything else and when the system is in imbalance, everything suffers and is endanger.
CurrantC™ is offering my unique, special blend of wildflower seeds (link) specifically targeted towards honey bees butterflies and other pollinators. Not all pollinators pollinate all flowers. These mixes will provide wildflowers which, in and of themselves, are beautiful to look at but more importantly, will add the necessary forage that this crucial link in the food chain. For a relatively insignificant investment, everyone can play a role in providing for pollinators.
Sow them in a corner of your vegetable garden, mix them in with your flower garden, convert part of your lawn into a pollinator sanctuary or sow them in an abandoned field to help sustain our bees and butterflies or give them as gifts to someone who you’ll know will appreciate the true significance.
I’m excited to have so many of you join my efforts to provide for this crucial segment of our ecosystem.
Cheers from the farm,
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