Blog Author: Bloxwich Fencing
Spring is just around the corner which means that you will soon see a lot more bees in your garden as they come out of hibernation for the warmer months.
You may not realise the important role bees play in our planet's eco-system, but did you know that bees pollinate a third of everything we eat?
Some 84% of the crops that are grown for human consumption need bees and other insects to pollinate them to increase their yields and quality. This includes most fruits and vegetables as well as many nuts, and plants such as rapeseed and sunflowers that are turned into oil, and cocoa beans, coffee and tea.
Bees also make an invaluable contribution to ecosystems around the world. Seeds, fruits and berries that are eaten by birds and small mammals are all from plants that are pollinated by bees, making them guardians of the food chain and the biodiversity of our species.
Insect activity is great for the whole garden ecosystem... if you help them, they will help you. The easy way to attract more beneficial wildlife, such as bees, is to grow pollen and nectar rich plants that they love.
Here at the top 10 plants for pollinators:
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My name is Alex Murray. I am passionate about what goes on in and around Walsall. I hope you find my blog to be interesting and thought provoking. Please feel free to give me your feedback.