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Bee Friendly Gardening in Melbourne

Not everyone can have a bee hive in their backyard but every backyard can play a role in supporting our pollinators. That's why we created our Bee Friendly Gardening service in Melbourne, to extend our impact and ensure we look after all bees. We believe in creating vibrant and sustainable environments that support our precious pollinators. Bee friendly gardens are not only beautiful but also play a crucial role in providing food and habitat for bees, ensuring their survival and contributing to a healthier ecosystem.

Why is Bee Friendly Gardening Important?

Bee friendly gardens offer a haven for bees to forage and thrive. By planting a variety of nectar-rich flowers, you can help provide the essential nutrition bees need. These gardens also attract other beneficial insects, creating a balanced ecosystem that naturally controls pests and promotes plant health.

Bee Friendly Garden Consultation

Introducing Lily, Our Bee Friendly Gardening Expert!

We are excited to introduce Lily, our in-house gardener, who is here to assist you in creating a thriving Bee Friendly Garden. Lily is available for Bee Friendly Garden Consults, offering personalised advice and recommendations tailored to your garden's needs.

What to Expect from a Bee Friendly Garden Consult

During the consultation, Lily will visit your garden for 30-45 minutes to assess its current state and discuss your gardening preferences and goals. She will take into account your gardening habits and provide expert guidance on creating a bee friendly environment that aligns with your vision.


Following the consultation, Lily will send you a detailed email summarizing her recommendations. This includes a list of recommended plant varieties and approximate quantities needed for each garden area discussed. With Lily's expertise, you'll have a clear plan to transform your garden into a buzzing paradise for bees.

The Backyard Honey team can transform your garden

With a clear plan in hand, you have the option to implement the changes yourself or let the Lily & the Bee Team take care of everything, including new plant purchase, planting and optional weeding and general garden maintenance. Contact us today to learn more.

General Garden Maintenance and More

In addition to our Bee Friendly Garden Consults, Lily and our dedicated Bee team are also available for general garden maintenance. Whether it's pruning, weeding, mowing or nurturing your plants, we offer comprehensive services to ensure your garden remains healthy and vibrant throughout the seasons. This includes thorough checks of your soil to ensure it provides a nourishing foundation for plants to thrive and produce the nectar and pollen that sustain bee populations.

Join us in creating a Bee Friendly Garden that not only brings joy and beauty to your surroundings but also supports the invaluable work of our beloved bees. Contact us today to learn more.

General Tips for a Bee Friendly Garden

Creating a bee friendly garden is easier than you think! Here are some simple tips to get you started:
  1. Choose Native and Pollinator-Friendly Plants: Opt for native plant species that are well-suited to Melbourne's climate. These plants have evolved alongside local bees and provide them with familiar food sources. Additionally, select flowers that have high nectar and pollen content to attract bees.

  2. Plant a Variety of Blooms: Aim for a diverse range of flowering plants that bloom at different times throughout the year. This ensures a continuous food supply for bees and supports them across different seasons.

  3. Avoid Pesticides and Chemicals: Use organic and natural methods to manage pests and diseases in your garden. Pesticides can harm bees and other beneficial insects, so it's important to choose bee-friendly alternatives.

  4. Provide Water Sources: Bees need access to clean water for hydration. Consider setting up a shallow dish with rocks or marbles to provide a safe drinking spot for bees.

For specific guidance relevant to your garden and environment, contact us today to learn more about our bee friendly garden consultation service. 

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