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Foxglove

Foxglove

Latin name  Digitalis purpureaPrice  $3.00100 seedsTags    biennial  flower  bees  Diameter  0.50Family  PlantaginaceaeFlowers  Purple / Pink / WhiteForest layer  herbaceousHeight (m)  2
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Sunflower

Latin name  Helianthus annuusDetails  This easy to grow plant will produce a single large yellow flower 1 to 2 meters above the ground.
  • Plant climbing beans amongst the sunflowers when they are a meter high, the beans will climb the stem
  • The seeds ripen in April and can be fed directly to chickens or left for birds
  • Can get blown over by strong wind
Price  $3.9030 seedsTags    annual  flower  bees  seeds  Colour  YellowEdible  Forest layer  verticalPropigation method  Sow directSeeds / nuts / tubers  Wind tolerance  moderate
Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Phacelia, blue tansy or purple tansy

Latin name  PhaceliaDetails  Quick and easy to grow, this fantastic bee plant can get up to a meter tall, covered in purple flowers. As it produces a large amount of plant matter it is also useful as green manure or mulch. Produces plenty of seed for next season.Tags    annual  purple  bees  seed  Price  $3.90100 seedsColour  PurpleForest layer  herbaceousPropigation method  Sow direct
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Blue lupin

Blue lupin

Details  Grows well in most locations where it improves soil with organic matter and nitrogen. Bees enjoy the flowers.

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Common name  Blue lupinLatin name  Lupinus angustifoliusFamily  LeguminosaeHeight (m)  1Forest layer  herbaceousNitrogen fixer  Propigation method  Sow directTags    Bees  Flowers  BlueRating  
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The bees are back

The bees are back

This year we have seen an impressive rebound in bee numbers. It is unlikely due to anything we have done but it is wonderful to see them working frantically on all the things we have planted in the last couple of years. So we are helping them in some way.January 13, 2013  bees 
Phacelia

Phacelia

Details  Quick growing manure crop or as a sanctuary for predator insects to feed and plan their assaults from. Dig or plough in anytime. Sow from September through to April at a rate of 30g per 10m2 or 1kg per 300m2.Common name  PhaceliaLatin name  Phacelia tanacetifoliaHeight (m)  1Forest layer  herbaceousDate  July 08, 2013Propigation method  Sow directTags    bees  Shade / Sun  Full sunSoil type  MostFlowers  PurpleSource  http://www.kingsseeds.co.nz
Bee swarm

Bee swarm

It started with a few bees buzzing around the corner of the house and quickly turned into several thousand.
Hoping to prevent their entry into the roof cavity I blocked up the small hole they had discovered and tried to forget about it. They wouldn't give up.
November 19, 2010  bees  swarm  insects 
The bees and the bees

The bees and the bees

With the invasion of the varroa bee mite there has been a reduction in the number of nearby hives (both wild and domestic).

I was surprised and relieved to witness a large number of bumble and honey bees servicing the apricot tree.

This photos shows one of the more wild bees. Notice the dark colouring, where 'normal' bees are orange an black striped.
September 05, 2011  pollination  bees  blossoms  fruit  apricot  orchard 
Melting Beeswax

Melting Beeswax

I hate to see anything go to waste so with the fire going to heat the bath I remembered the deserted beehive with the exposed comb.

Crushed up and sitting in an iron pot near the fire it slowly melts down. Once I have skimmed off the impurities perhaps I can make a candle...
November 11, 2011  bees  wax  fire 
Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Tagasaste (tree lucerne)

Latin name  Chamaecytisus palmensisDetails  Fast growing, drought resistant nitrogen fixer (legume). This small tree has white flowers which are loved by bees, bumblebees and native pigeon.
Grown as a nurse or support tree during the establishment of more long term tree plantings. Useful as a quick canopy / umbrella over citrus, avocados etc. or used as physical scaffold for climbers such as grape, kiwifruit etc.
Good firewood from mature trees.

Pour hot water over the seeds and soak for 24 hours before planting into course sand.
Nitrogen fixer  Perennial  Tags    perennial  tree  legume  birds  bees  Price  $3.9050 seedsFlowers  WhitePropigation method  Sow pot / tray
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Licorice Mint

Licorice Mint

Latin name  Agastache foeniculumDetails  Also known as Anise Hyssop, this strongly licorice scented mint has a distinctive sweet taste and nice purple flower spikes for the insects.Edible  Tags    mint  licorice  bees  flowers  Price  $3.9050 seedsColour  purplePropigation method  Sow pot / tray
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Hardenbergia vine seeds

Hardenbergia vine seeds

Common name  Coral vineLatin name  HardenbergiaDetails  Vigorous evergreen climber native to Australia. Requires a warm, sheltered location. Can grow in dry conditions. Purple or pink and white flowers loved by bees in early spring.Drought tolerance  Evergreen  Frost sensitive  Nitrogen fixer  Perennial  Tags    perennial  vine  bees  legume  Price  $3.9030 seedsFlowers  Pink / purpleForest layer  vertical
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