Idealseed is a leading supplier of Wildflower & Grass seed in the UK, our Wildflower seed is 100% native British and sourced only from professional growers.

Seed can be sown anytime of the year and the idea if sowing March-October is purely a myth, what is more, winter seeding is more in line with natural processes. Spring seeding is an artificial process. This process is called Dormant Seeding.

I-DS BEE & BUTTERFLY Wildflower seed mixture

100% UK Native BEE & BUTTERFLY wildflower seed.

Packed full of brilliant flora and contain a mixture of 26 species all providing compact growth habits. This mixture is ideal for all areas and can be use on large scale projects such as roundabouts and roadsides or smaller areas in the garden, cemeteries, church yards or just anywhere you’d want a blanket of beautiful blooms to attract pollinators and grow year after year.

“A few facts on our cherished BEES”

  1. £690 million is the mind-boggling amount that insect pollination is worth to UK crops each year. 76% of globally important commercial crops depend on insect pollination, which equates to 1 in 3 mouthfuls of food!
  2. The “waggle dance” is used by bees to teach each other about the direction and location of food sources over 6 kilometers away. Known as ‘a sat nav for bees’, the bees perform precise movements to tell other bees in the hive exactly where they have found their fantastic new wildflower source!
  3. The average hive produces about 11kg of honey during a season! That’s the equivalent of about 24 jars. Bees must fly about 55,000 miles just to make one pound of honey (which is less than half a kilo!
  4. The power of wildflowers for bees

When you picture the Great British countryside during the Spring and Summer months, you imagine meadows full of flowers; happy, bright colours and sweet smells in the air.

What’s so good about wildflowers?

Wildflowers provide lots of the essentials that bees need to thrive; food in the form of nectar and pollen, as well places to shelter and rest.

Most wildflower species have single flowers which are easier for our buzzing friends to land on. Just like how a helicopter would refer a custom-made helipad instead of picking a place to land, wouldn’t it?

Bees like variety, and worker honeybees are no different. These powerful pollinators travel up to 20km a day to seek out delicious nectar, they look for a flowerful feast of all shapes, sizes, and heights. Their foraging radius is about three miles – making wildflowers perfect for them. If more of us had just a small area of wildflowers by our back door, we create the opportunity for bees to get as many nutrients as possible within good distance.

And, as a bonus, wildflowers give bees an essential, sugary reward in the form of nectar. Who doesn’t need a treat at the end of a hard day’s work?

To find out more: Ideal Bee & Butterfly Native Wildflowers

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