Pollinator Honey Bee Mix

My brother who also keeps bees in northern parts of Missouri came home to visit a few weeks ago, and brought with him a couple bags of "Pollinator Honey Bee Mix" seed by Encap.

The bag retails for anywhere from $5 to $15 depending on where you shop and indicates the square foot coverage is 200 feet.

It's branding is clearly targeted to gardeners, home owners and even guerrilla gardeners who want to plant floral sources that will attract honey bees. How cool is that?!

The bag is just about as simple as they come: Rake an area, spread the contents of the bag, and water.

The product is an all-in-one formula of mulch, fertilizer and seed that contains a blend of annuals and perennials.

I ripped open one of the bags and spread it all along the fence line of our yard.

The bag doesn't say how long to expect before the first flowers poke up out of the ground, but I'll keep an eye on them and report back when they've popped up.

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Mark Martin says...
Date:   April 17, 2015, 9:29 am

Very cool.  Their website has a lot of detail on the seeds included and when typical bloom times are. 

The water sparkling crystals are an interesting feature I haven't seen before. 

Hope the bees enjoy the buffet you just set out for them!

Robin says...
Date:   April 18, 2015, 5:55 am

Great idea!

Chris (Show Me The Honey) says...
Date:   April 22, 2015, 11:06 am


I had not seen the water sparkling crystals before either, and I was excited to see what they did. I fully expected them to look like glistening diamonds beaming with glitter on the ground to let me know I had watered them enough.

I watered, and watered, and watered and nothing happened. oh well. I'm still watching to see if any of the seeds took root yet.

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