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Feed the Honey Bees: Hobbyist Gardner Blend (Rocky Mountain region)

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    Feed the Bees, Plant These

     

    Simply Bee Organics has specifically crafted this blend to Maximize Honey Production. This blend of annuals and perennials was designed specifically to feed the bees high volumes of nectar throughout the year and provide a bountiful array of vital nutrients. This easy hobbyist blend includes clovers which help to fill out bare areas while providing nitrogen to the soil and nutritious flowers to the bees.

     

    Lack of a proper variety of nutrients and nectar can cause undue stress on the bees leaving them vulnerable to pests and disease. Bees thrive on a rich array of wildflowers. Our blend is designed to have several types of flowers blooming at all times of the year while creating a beeutifully colored landscape.

     

    (This is a Rocky Mountain region Blend. To inquire about other regional blends please contact us at info@simplybeeorganics.com)

    Includes: Siberian Wallflower, Corn Poppy ‘Mixed Colors’, Crimson Clover, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Blanketflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Cosmos ‘Sensation Mix’, White Prairie Clover, Rocky Mountain Penstemon, Lacy Phacelia, New England Aster, Prairie coneflower, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, White Yarrow

     

    Planting Instructions:

    The ideal time to sow most wildflower seeds is in the spring or the late fall, however; sowing in other seasons can be successful. For spring planting, sow one month prior to the last freeze. For late fall plant after November 1st. Soil amendments and fertilizers are probably unnecessary.

    Site preparation: Rake or till the site to loosen the top 2 inches of soil. Excess weeds or other undesirable vegetation should be removed to allow proper seed to soil contact.

    Planting Methods: Blending an inner carrier like sand, potting soil or vermiculite in a 2:1 ratio (Sand to Seed) will help distribute the seed evenly over the site. For small areas hand broadcasting the seed with the carrier works well. For larger areas you may want to use a cyclone style spreader. Once the seed has been broadcast it should be gently covered by a light layer of 1/8" of soil for proper germination. This can be done by gently stepping in the seeds, gently raking them in, or lightly stepping on the area. Be careful not to press the seeds in too deep.

    Post Planting Care: The planting must keep moist for 4-6 weeks using supplemental watering if necessary. You should begin to see seedlings in 2-3 weeks and the first bloom in 6-10 weeks. Once established, adding supplemental water during the dry, hot time of year will help extend the looming period into the fall.


    Coverage:

    1 oz. 185 – 250 sq ft.

    4 oz. 750 – 1000 sq ft.

    8 oz. 1500 – 2000 sq ft.

    1 lb. 3,000 – 4,000 sq ft.

    5 lb. 15,000 – 20,000 sq ft.

    10 lb 30,000 – 40,000 sq ft.

    12 lb. 36,000 – 48,000 sq ft. (1 acre = 43,560 sq ft.)