I came across this really cool & new product on Facebook the other day and just had to share it with you all, it’s a product called Beebombs and they are handmade wildflower seedballs that will help restore the wildflower habitat that bees love so much. They are made from sheltering clay and sifted top soil, packed with 1000s of seeds from native wildflower species. You can order them in packs of 1, 5 or 10 and shipping is free (also plastic free!) in Ireland.
What are they?
Beebombs need no gardening skill and can be scattered straight onto open ground at any time of the year.
Once scattered, you don’t need to water or tend your Beebombs. It’s best to scatter them on ‘cleared ground’ as wildflowers are hardy and adaptable but slow growers. This means that they can be out-competed by faster growing grasses and perennial weeds at the critical early stages, so straight onto soil is best if possible.
The soil will help your Beebombs germinate and the clay will protect them as they dissipate.
“Bees and other pollinators are the bedrock of our ecosystem. They indirectly provide 70% of the food we eat, making their survival vital to our own.
Bee populations are in rapid decline all over the developed world. Loss of habitat is one of the most recognisable and measurable reasons for this alarming trend; fortunately we have the power to redress this loss.
With your help, we can start to restore lost wildflower habitat and make an important contribution to the biodiversity of Ireland.”