National Pollinator Week

In honor of National Pollinator Week, we would like to say “Thank You” to these little ladies for working hard to provide food for their hive, but also helping to increase our raspberry production this year! Just remember, it’s not too late to apply your pollinate plus for more fruits and veggies in your garden! Read more about National Pollinator Week[…]

Bees in the UK

This from the BBC A regular question we get asked at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is “How are the UK’s bumblebees doing?” It seems such a simple question that you’d think demands a simple answer, but like most things in life, it’s actually a lot more complicated! Read the full article at https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/natureuk/entries/07a88d20-2437-465e-baf9-625d12e0e7da

The Importance Of Bees

It takes more than just soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green. At least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive. Unfortunately, bee populations here and around the world are in decline. Climate change causes some flowers to bloom earlier or later than usual, Read more about The Importance Of Bees[…]

ATTRACT NATURAL POLLINATORS with the help of Polinnate Plus, and, plant some of the following:

Marigolds, alliums, rosemary, mint, radishes, and many other plants are supposed to repel certain insects, but they attract others, too—namely, pollinators. Pollinators are beneficial insects (and birds!) that promote plant reproduction. We recommend planting 3-5 types of pollinator plants together to encourage visits from bees, butterflies, and more. Start with healthy plants, ideally grown from seed by you or a Read more about ATTRACT NATURAL POLLINATORS with the help of Polinnate Plus, and, plant some of the following:[…]

Natural pollinators such as honey bees

Some plants set fruit without the need for natural pollinators such as honey bees but the yield can most definitely be improved with the help in pollination. This happens in two very popular home grown crops such as tomatoes and strawberries. Use Pollinate Plus for attracting these natural pollinators to your home garden and help Read more about Natural pollinators such as honey bees[…]

How Do Plants Get Pollinated?

Pollination occurs in several ways. People can transfer pollen from one flower to another, but most plants are pollinated without any help from people. Usually plants rely on animals or the wind to pollinate them. When animals such as bees, butterflies, moths, flies, and hummingbirds pollinate plants, it’s accidental. They are not trying to pollinate Read more about How Do Plants Get Pollinated?[…]

Who pollinates your garden?

A large international team led by Romina Rader from the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, analyzed 39 studies that measured how much and how well honey bees, other bees, or non-bee insects pollinate 17 different cr ops spanning five continents. The other bee species studied include bumble bees, sweat bees, plasterer bees, mining Read more about Who pollinates your garden?[…]