We all know our native bees are in decline but there is a little something you can do to help! By giving your guests these wildflower seeds that bees love, you are helping to encourage them to your garden and do a little something towards stopping the decline. Without wildflowers and other nectar-rich flowers, our bees don’t stand a chance. Hopefully such a wedding favour will encourage your guests to grow more wildflowers not just to help the bees but also our butterflies and other insects that are in decline.
This Save the Bees wedding favour seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and is personalised with your wedding details (although we can personalise any of our seed packets with any text you like for any occasion!) – please let us know the text in the box above. The packets are made from 100% recycled paper and plant-based glues are used in their manufacture. The seeds inside (in a paper sachet) are grown the UK and contain only British native species – Lesser Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Field Scabious and Selfheal. These are perennial wildflowers so they will come back year after year.
Sowing instructions are printed on the back of the packet.
How to Sow Save the Bees Seeds
Our bee seeds are very easy to sow – simply choose a sunny, weed-free spot (or a pot of peat-free compost) and sprinkle on the seeds. No need to cover them with soil/compost – just gently press them into the soil. Water well and wait for them to germinate, watering if necessary.
One of our favourite wildflowers here at Wildflower Favours! This wildflower products many stems of gorgeous purple flowers that the bees absolutely love! Can grow as high as 3 ft.
Birdsfoot Trefoil is a low-growing wildflower found in pastures and meadows and other grassland. Its yellow pea-like flowers are magnets for bees!
Selfheal is also very popular with bees. Again, it is often found in the wild in grassland, meadows and verges and its low-growing purple flowers are very striking. Hundreds of years ago Selfheal was thought to be good for curing sore throats because its flower head was thought to resemble a throat!