What and why are Beebombs?
One-third of all Irish wild bee species are threatened with extinction by 2030.
Habitat loss and the constant decline of wildflowers is causing this rapid decline. Wildflower habitats are where bees and butterflies make their lives. This is serious for Ireland. 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.
Wildflowers are a little slower growers than many imported plants and flowers. Some will flower in the first year but most will not come out until the 2nd year.
Your patience will be rewarded with a beautiful wildflower meadow, attracting a range of native British pollinators and helping us #bringthebeesback