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saving the bees

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A while ago a friend of mine gave me an interesting ‘save the bees’ planting card. The white bee-shaped card is embedded with seeds. These seeds, if planted, will grow into wildflower species the bees like.



As you may know, bee populations are struggling. Since bees pollinate plants, they are responsible for the continued success of all the plant species we rely on. The ecosystem is like a tangle of connected threads and the loss of any one connection is a loss to the system.


Yesterday I planted my seed card in my deck box. I will let you know what grows!!! I am also a believer in leaving wild flowers to flourish on my property. I only mow once a year, I never use pesticides and dandelions are my friends.



The Save the Bees card is from a source of natural products . For more information about helping the bees, see Buzz About Bees at


All my best!


Written by jane tims

July 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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  1. Save the bees Jane! Let me know how your seeds turn out!

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    July 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    • Hi Lee. I wonder who the friend was who gave me the seed card!? They aren’t up yet but I’ll let you know!


      jane tims

      July 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

  2. We have lots of bees balm. Missed the bees a couple of years ago, though. CCD apparently. Not as many since.



    July 3, 2018 at 8:26 am

    • At our cabin we have lots of goldenrod. Fun to watch the bees visiting flower after flower.

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      jane tims

      July 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

      • Our goldenrod is wild, at the bottom of the garden sometimes. We lost a lot of bees balm. A gardener thought it was Japanese Knot Weed and pulled a bunch of it up. Yikes!

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        July 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

      • Yikes. Botanists can be untrustworthy 🙂


        jane tims

        July 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm

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