Bees are now in serious decline in many parts of the world. Some countries have seen bee colonies decline by as much as 50% in recent years. Since 2010 the loss of the commercial honeybee in the UK has dropped by 45%.
The news isn’t all bad. There are numerous ways we can all help save our bees. This goes for everyone, regardless of where you live and Lindum can help you do it!
You can enhance habitats with Lindum Wildflower turf. Using Lindum Wildflower turf is not only helping the bees, it will help with the decline of wildflower areas across the UK. 98% of natural wildflower areas have been lost over recent years due to new housing development and pesticides that are used in agriculture.
Wildflowers are notoriously difficult to establish when grown from seed, or even as small plug plants, in an existing lawn or meadow, because they are often out-competed by aggressive grasses. Lindum Wildflower turf provides the instant solution.
Lindum Wildflower turf is a mixture of wildflowers and flowering perennials growing in a strong moisture retentive coir mat which is 100% biodegradable. It is supplied ready to roll out. The strong, pre-grown wildflower turf will rapidly establish and it is easy to lay. It can be rolled out on flat surfaces, pegged into steep slopes for bank stabilisation or be the finishing touch to a green roof.
Not only can wildflower meadows be used in gardens as a low maintenance area, they can be installed onto green roofs.
Having a green roof is a great way to introduce biodiversity to areas which don’t have a large garden. Bike or garden sheds are great as well as bin stores for housing a green roof system. In areas where gardens are far and few between, this is an ideal way to introduce not only some colour into an area but attract bees and other insects with tasty pollinators.
Bees are amongst the most important creatures to humans. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants including 70 of the top 100 food crops. One in three bites of food that we eat is derived from plants pollinated by bees. Without natural habits we are in great danger of losing a greater percentage of the bees already reducing population.