Great news for our bee lovers!

April 30, 2018

Great news for our bee lovers!

Lots of you who enjoyed our popular Geranium & Rhubarb range have been asking whether they could have this delicious scent in a body wash. Well, happy days, now you can! We worked hard with an ex-specialist from Cowshed to give our loyal supporters what they want - please welcome our new eco Geranium & Rhubarb Body Wash.

A shower with the power to uplift your mood and sweeten your day. It has been enriched with skin softening sugar esters, vitamins and geranium oil to leave your skin feeling silky smooth. A pure bathroom delight that will make your bathroom smell amazing.

Like the rest of our eco range, it is kind to your skin as well as the environment - 100% biodegradable and crafted from natural, vegan and eco-certified ingredients with natural bee friendly botanicals.

We love our bees, they are essential to the varied, colourful and nutritious diets we need and have come to expect. By choosing the skin-soothing and beauty-enhancing oil of calendula in our eco range we are providing a sustainable flower garden for bees.

Spring isn’t just a busy time for all those of you with green thumbs (happy national Gardening Week!), it is also a critical time for bees. We talked to Dr. Emily Lambert from Seedball who shared her top 10 bee friendly gardening tips with us.

Top ten gardening tips for bees

Spring is here, shoots are sprouting, rhubarbs are in full swing and it’s a great time to prep your garden to help more bees! To make things simple, Seedball have popped together their top ten tips for helping out bees. 

  1. This is one of the best moments of the year to be popping seed balls everywhere! Directly in garden beds, in pots or window boxes.
  2. Plant nectar/pollen rich wildflowers and flowers that are signed in the garden center as ‘Perfect for Pollinators’.
  3. Plant flowers throughout the year, so bees have a food source from early Spring to Late Autumn.
  4. Leave some bits of your lawn long. Both short and long grass works as nesting sites for different species of bees.
  5. Use peat free compost to save wildlife habitat. Did you know that peat is being consumed 200 times faster than it forms? Every month gardeners in the UK use enough peat to fill 69 Olympic swimming pools!
  6. Make or buy a solitary bee home.
  7. Avoid pesticides in your garden! Instead create a bug hotel to encourage natural predators – like beetles – into your garden.
  8. Help a tired bee out! If you spot a bee on the ground, it’s likely to need some fuel. Mix up some sugar water and place it on a spoon for the bee to drink. Don’t mix water with honey though as that can spread disease amongst bees.
  9. Create a pond or provide a water source – bees drink a lot of water! Just make sure your pond has a shallow end with some pebbles to help the bees to safely reach the water.
  10. And finally, drink organic UK cider! Support British orchards by drinking cider – apple tree blossoms are great for bees. Alternatively – support our orchards by buying organic UK apples.

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