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 4th Annual Bee-Friendly Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 | 10AM – 2PM | Earthwise Gardens, 6400 3rd Avenue
Feed the bees and buy plants that will create a stunning garden display at Earthwise Society’s annual Bee-Friendly Plant Sale! All of Earthwise Society’s plants are organic and pesticide-free. We will have Bee Kits for sale that contain plants that bloom and provide nectar for bees from winter through to fall, as well as individual pollinator-friendly plants.
The Plant Sale will also have a large selection of other plants recommended for earth-friendly gardens such as native, shade-tolerant, and drought-tolerant plants, as well as seeds, local honey, mason bee sponsorships, a documentary screening about bees with fresh popcorn, and more!
“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.
The Earthwise Garden is a great place to bring the whole family – this is definitely a kid-friendly event packed full of plants and pollinators! We will see you there.
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