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If your up to a bit of hard work then we could do with your assistance with our Bee Project.
Our bee project is designed to support over 10,000 mini Bee and other pollinating insects mini reserves created in our members and viewers gardens.
Whist its not possible with the resources available to us to carry out research in disease and pests effecting Bees it is possible with you help to create a network of gardens that provide Bees and other pollinating insects with a reliable supply of food and shelter in changing climate conditions. In simple terms the spring activity in plants, animals and insects is triggered mainly by accumulative light and temperatures levels designed to trigger the activity of insects such as bees and plants to work together to the benefit of both in respect of pollination and food sources.
With climate change effecting spring light and temperate acculturative levels to a different degree its often causing spring activity in Bees and other pollinating insects when no food source are available.
Our Bee Project is designed to create a number of gardens that contain food sources with flowers that provide a reliable source for pollinating insects in a wide range of local climatic conditions.
How you can help with our Bee project. Sign up your garden into our Bee project through our MyGardenTeam service which will involve the following
1. Creating a simple site plan of your garden and work with our experts to create a planting design for your garden to benefit Bees and other pollinating insects
2. Grow 50 plants for your garden in conjunction with the planting plan you have created with our experts from seed, rooted cuttings, compost and pots we will provide you with. Our MyGardenTeam service will provide you with all the advice and assistance you will need to make sure your raise the plants even if you do not have green fingers !!
3. Observe and report for a minimum of 10 hours per year which involves observation and reporting on line about when you plants are flowering and how many visits they have received for insects over a period of an hour at a time you choose.
We expect the project to last for 3 years during which time you will receive monthly updates and advice as collective information from the scheme is turned into practical advice by our experts.
In return for you assistance you will be provided with our full MyGardenTeam service worth £110 per year which covers all your gardening projects with expert garden visits, feed lawn care up to 75 square metres and other benefits.
Just sign up for our free trial of our MyGardenTeam service using “Bee Project” in the promotion code box and we will be in contact with you with 24 hours to explain the project and answer any questions you might have.
If you do not have time to sign up for our full Bee Project then get some free plants for your garden Bees
Free plants and seeds to help your garden bees
If you do not have time to sign up and join with our full Bee project we have started a free autumn and spring offer on plants and seeds for your garden to help your bees. In the autumn we will be giving away perennial flowering plants as bare root transplants and in the winter of 2013 packets of seed. Both the plants and seed are coming from our MyGardenTeam Plus autumn and winter plant swap service created for members of the MyGardenTeam service.
The plants and seeds you will receive are designed to provide your garden bees in your area with a reliable source of food through the spring, summer and autumn in your garden.
Just fill in the form and provide us with the aspect of your garden i.e is it sunny, shady exposed or other and the soil type. If you are not sure of the soil type then we can normally establish this from your Zip or Postcode and other GardenAdvice members in your area.
Once we have your completed form one of our expert gardeners will be in touch by email to tell you which plants and seeds we are sending you and instructions on how to grow them plus some contact details if you need additional assistance. The Bee projects plants for Bees offer is open to all GardenAdvice viewers, in the case of remote locations deliver will be made by DHL