Feed the Bees
Across BC and throughout North America, bees are disappearing. This is a concern for everyone who eats: bees are responsible for one out of every three mouthfuls of our food.
Two of the main contributing factors for the decline of bee populations are habitat loss and pesticide use. Here’s where individual actions can make a difference. “Feed the Bees” asks individuals, businesses and governments to support healthy pollinator populations by planting gardens that provide a steady source of pollen and nectar throughout the growing season. This action, combined with elimination of the use of pesticides, creates habitat corridors that bees need in order to travel throughout our urbanized areas in search of food.
Earthwise Society has developed a resource list of bee friendly plants for Lower Mainland gardens.
Want to help? It’s easy.
– Plant bee friendly plants in your gardens for season long bloom
– Register you bee friendly gardens with Feed the Bees
– Don’t use pesticides
– Buy organic food
– Learn more at www.feedthebees.org
Purchase a Bee Garden Starter Kit from the Earthwise Garden, or choose from our assortment of easy care insectary plants. Your purchases will Feed the Bees and support the work we do.
Are You a Farmer? Looking for how to help bees on your farm? Click Here for our Tool Kit
Earthwise’s 3rd Annual Bee-Friendly Plant Sale & Farmer’s Market
Saturday, May 14th, 2016 | 10AM – 2PM | Earthwise Gardens
Join us at our annual pesticide free plant sale at Earthwise Gardens on May 14th, from 10 – 2. The event will also feature a farmers’ market, educational tours, speakers and activities. “With the global spotlight on bee decline we’re hearing from more and more people who want to help.” says Patricia Fleming, Earthwise’s executive director. “The Bee-Friendly Plant Sale is an opportunity to do just that as part of a fun, community event.” Friendly, trained staff and volunteers will be on-site to assist gardeners of all skill levels to choose the right plant for the right place, and lead guided tours through the rich ecologically diverse gardens.
Earthwise will also be having a one day sale as part of the event, and will be offering our Bee Garden Starter Kits for the reduced price of $30. The kits contain seven plants carefully selected to provide a steady source of nectar and pollen throughout the seasons. Also for sale are a variety of easy care perennials to help with creating pollinator friendly, native, heritage, shade or drought tolerant gardens.
Other bee and family friendly activities include honey tasting, a kid’s corner, presentations from beekeepers, and a variety of vendors at the farmers’ market. For brunch, Chef Derek Bothwell will be serving up treats like honey and goat cheese flatbread, fresh from the cob oven.
Urban Village Catering is hosting a Bee my Valentine dinner at Earthwise Farm this Valentine’s day. It is a unique fundraiser for our Feed the Bees program and will feature a four course meal and the cool jazz and R&B sounds of Smooth function.
Menu highlights include: an Earthwise Moroccan kale chip with vegetable consommé, winter greens with roasted golden beets in Mandarin orange basil vinaigrette, confit duck with saffron root vegetable risotto, and a chocolate and coconut mousse with muddled superfruits and a cassis reduction for dessert.
Tickets are $90 and can be purchased from Urban Village Catering, Coastal Olive Oils or Wood n Frog in Tsawwassen. For more information call our office at 604 946 9828. A $25 tax receipt is available per ticket.
May 11, 2013 10am-2pm: Bee Friendly Market Day & Plant Sale
Join us at the Boundary Bay Earthwise Garden and Farm for our first 2013 Market Day. Shop at our annual Plant Sale and enjoy honey tastings and hive tours. Attend our Planting For Bees workshop, then buy two Bee Garden Starter Kits for the price of one!
Location: Earthwise, 6400 3rd Ave
Pollinator Week: June 17-23
Bee-Friendly Garden Tour: July
Visit demonstration bee gardens throughout the Lower Mainland. This unique tour showcases the beauty and variety of bee-friendly plants and gardens. Gardeners show off their personalized pollinator-friendly spaces to inspire new growers to plant year-round blooms that support bees.
Bee Jammin’ Market Day: August 3rd, 2013
Celebrate our pollinator friends and the delicious honey they produce. Take a hive tour, join us for honey tastings, and enjoy local vendors. We’ll have fresh pizza, made in Earthwise’s Cobb Oven.
Location: Earthwise, 6400 3rd Ave, Delta