Hand made in Dorset, Beebombs are a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds, fine, sifted soil and locally sourced clay. Our seeds are native species and designated by the Royal Horticultural Society as “Perfect for Pollinators”
Beebombs just need to be scattered onto cleared ground to create a wildflower meadow that will #bringthebeesback
What and why are Beebombs?
97% of native British Wildflower habitat has been lost since World War 2.
Wildflower habitats are where bees and butterflies make their lives. This is serious for Britain. Serious for you and serious for your children. Biodiversity is crucial for many reasons and wildflowers are crucial to biodiversity.
With Beebombs you can re-create these lost habitats and to help bring back the bees.
Beebombs need no gardening skill and can be scattered straight onto open ground at any time of the year.
Once scattered, Beebombs just need lots of water, sun and time. 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.
Lots of sun and rain is of course important, as is time.
We handmake our seedballs from sheltering local clay and sifted compost, packed with a range of native wildflower species’ seeds.
Almost all our seeds are on the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ list and we are constantly improving the recipe to ensure you get an aesthetically beautiful and a wildlife enticing garden from your use Beebombs.
Read more about the RHS ‘Perfect for Pollinators’ here.
HOW TO BEEBOMB
Beebombs are designed to ensure creating a diverse and thriving wildflower meadow, could not be easier.
Dorset Wildflower Bee Bombs need no gardening skill, no tilling or sowing in the traditional sense. Just throw your Bee Bombs onto cleared soil and await the blossom of colour and return of native bee and butterfly species.
I tend to say ‘cleared soil’ as wildflowers are slow growers compared to grasses and perennial weeds. This means that they can be out-competed at the critical early stages.
In terms of coverage, one pack of Beebombs, covers 21 square foot or 2 square metres.
Bee Bombs can be scattered throughout the year, the clay protects them until they are ready to germinate. There are diverse opinions on this around the world and many say spring and autumn are particularly good times to start them growing. From experience, it doesn’t seem to make a lot of difference in the long run, although I am still testing.
Around 20% will start flowering in the first year. Biennials and Perennials in the mix will start blossoming in the 2nd year.
You can buy BeeBombs at Wonderpost Garden Supplies