Without bees many of our favourite foods would disappear! But these amazing little creatures are disappearing in the UK. One reason for this is the loss of wildflower meadows, meaning there is less for bees to eat. You can help feed bees and other pollinators on your patch by planting wildflower seedballs. It’s easy to do and anyone can get involved.
Get creative with nature by making wildflower seedballs to grow on your patch and help to save the bees! Packed with seeds and ready to plant, this activity is perfect for any Backyard Nature Guardian.
Make sure the seeds you use are native to the UK and bee friendly. The seeds we used in our seedballs (given away in Iceland stores from Saturday 14th September) were poppy, cornflower and oxeye daisy. For a full list of bee friendly plants, check out this handy guide produced by RHS.
How to use your seedballs
Throw onto a patch of soil or plant in a pot.
Water during dry periods.
Throw into overgrown areas.
Throw in the countryside.
Don’t forget to let us know how you get on – take pictures of your seedballs and your patch and share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.