With Jeanne's help the students and Ms Wallace sowed native Irish wild flower seeds in the garden including Bird's foot trefoil, Red clover, Field scabious, Lesser knapweed, Oxeye daisy and Yellow rattle; all of which provide vital nectar and pollen for foraging bees.
The class also received native Irish wild flower seeds to sow in seed trays and plant in pots and flower beds to encourage more bee-friendly planting in the community! They hope to do this in February so that the bees will be kept busy all summer! Check in with us again for more photos of how their flowers are growing in Spring.
Bee Aware seeds are sourced from Design By Nature and include their All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Wildflower Mixture: http://www.wildflowers.ie/mixes/wf/wf03.htm