Last year I wrote a post on how to attract bees to your garden, and touched briefly on some bee friendly plants.  Well the other day I came across this pretty and succinct illustrated guide to bee friendly plants by Maine based artist Hannah Rosengren.  It’s really useful to have close to hand when you’re planning on planting up your garden and are looking to help the bees out:

plant these to help save bees hannah rosengren

Hannah kindly let me reproduce her beautiful illustration here for Moral Fibres readers, but it’s available for sale in her Etsy shop* for just £9.80.  It would make a really sweet gift for the keen gardener or aspiring apiarist don’t you think?  Hannah also has lots of other great prints in her shop, including a lovely print on how to help the Monarch butterflies – well worth a look!

If you’ve never shopped on Etsy before, Etsy are currently (and rather generously!) giving you £5 towards your first Etsy purchase via this link (no minimum spend required)!

Ps: As well as the post on attracting bees to your garden I’ve got a couple of other posts on bees you might like: how to revive tired bees and how to help bees if you don’t have a garden.

PPS: In other bee related news yesterday Friends of the Earth launched The Great British Bee Count.  Every time you see a bee between now and the end of August simply record it on their free iPhone or android app or website.  The aim is to get a nationwide picture of bees’ health.  There is currently no UK wide information available on the health of our bees – so it’s really useful to get involved.

Image from Wikimedia Commons

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