This Pollinator Mixes Collection consists of our 3 great 1oz. pollinator mixes to help grow season-long forage for native pollinators, birds and honeybees. Complete the set by purchasing a 1 oz package of our Wildflower Mix for Hummingbirds if you have them in your area.
1 oz Honey Source Wildflower Mix
1 oz Bee Rescue Wildflower Mix
1 oz Wildflowers for Butterflies and Birds
– All pure seed, no fillers
– Non GMO
If you would like larger quantities of these mixes please visit the web page for the individual mixes.
Help Earth’s Pollinators
Native pollinators control the healthy function of our natural ecosystem. The documented decline of native pollinators, as well as that of the introduced European honeybee, should concern everyone. This decline resulting from the fragmentation and destruction of native habitats has reduced the food sources for many native pollinators. The traditional corridors of nectar- and pollen-rich plant sources have been destroyed by development and changes in land use. Isolated habitats are further degraded by non-native and invasive species. Misuse of pesticides and introduction of non-native pollinators have contributed to the extinction of many of our native species.
Bees are the most predominant pollinators of flowering plants and they play a vital role in sustaining healthy eco-systems. Loss of natural food supplies and habitat has resulted in the decline of native bees. European Honey bees have also been in decline for a number of years due to Colony Collapse Disorder. As a result, pollinator conservation was made an important part of the 2008 Farm Bill. Which reauthorizes incentives for wildlife habitat conservation practices and provides funding and expertise to assist in maintaining or purchasing easements to conserve or restore native grasslands and to protect agricultural lands from non-agricultural development. All of which help our pollinators.
It is relatively easy to practice pollinator conservation. For native bees, you can preserve or build bee habit and make it a safe place for the bees. A good bee habitat would include a water source, an area for nesting, and a secure overwintering site that will remain undisturbed. Additionally, you can plant flowers that provide full season nutrition to the bees and other pollinators in your area.
BBBseed’s new Bee Rescue mixture is composed of annuals and perennials that will bloom all season long. It has been field-tested and is known to attract honey bees, bumblebees and other native bees such as mining bees, leaf-cutter bees, sweat bees and long-horned bees. Bees will forage on the flowers for nectar and pollen, which in turn provide the bees their needed carbohydrates and protein. Well-nourished bees are more capable of fending off diseases and parasites and are an integral part of sustaining healthy eco-systems.