Planting for Honeybees


Urban Planting Projects

With honeybees, bumble bees and other important pollinators in mind, Bermondsey Street Bees works with local government, charities and community groups to support sustainable planting initiatives. Here are a few of our local schemes where overlooked and neglected areas have been transformed into life-enhancing green spaces. Hopefully these will inspire people to look around their own neighbourhoods and create new garden environments.

Planting honeybee-specific forage makes an important contribution to their welfare and helps other pollinators too.  For information on how and what to plant, Sarah Wyndham Lewis of Bermondsey Street Bees new book Planting for Honeybees – The Grower’s Guide to Creating a Buzz is published by Quadrille and available to order online and from all good booksellers.

We’ve also published our own online Pocket Guide, available to read here and download below.