At AquaSource we strive to work in harmony with our natural world, and we're committed to helping bees and other pollinating insects, but we need your help!

From 2nd April, we will be sending out a packet of wildflower seed mix with every AquaSource order. Our seeds have been specifically selected to appeal to bees and pollinating insects, so let's plant them and support their amazing work.

Find out more

How to take part

Simply take your packet of specially selected wildflower seeds and head to your garden or balcony and get digging. (Follow our handy 'How to sow your seeds' guide below.)

We're also delighted to be hosting a Facebook competition in our closed group for UK AquaSource Brand Ambassadors on 18th and 19th May 2024.

To join the competition, simply post a picture of yourself planting your seeds for the opportunity to win a Bee Hotel! So please do share photos and videos of you and your family planting seeds, we'd love to see how you get on.

Why Bees?

It's no exaggeration to say that the bees are vital to life; one in every three bites of food we eat relies on pollinating insects. They also help to provide half of the world's fibre and oils, supply food for wildlife, prevent soil erosion and create medicine. Amazing, right?

Sadly our bee population is falling due to loss of habitat, the effects of climate breakdown and exposure to pesticides.

Did you know that there are around 20,000 known species of bee globally? Around 270 species of bee have been recorded in the UK. Only one of these is the famous 'Honey Bee.'

Source: Friends of the Earth

AquaSource AloeFresh product tub

Our AquaSource AloeFresh product contains 12 plant ingredients which all depend on pollination by insects.

Get Involved

Seed watch

After you've planted your seeds, we'd love for you to get involved in Seed Watch once again this year by sending us photos and videos of how your seeds are growing.

Please do take pictures and videos and post  here in our Facebook group.

How to sow your seeds

It's easy, fun and rewarding to help the bees in your local area. Follow our step by step instructions below and help to 'bee' the difference in 2024.

If you live in an apartment or have no access to a garden, you can still take part! Try using hanging baskets, large plant pots or planters instead.

Weeds being removed

Prepare the ground by clearing the existing plants and grass. It’s particularly important to remove perennial weeds such as stinging nettles, docks and couch grass. In wildlife areas this is best done by hand.

Soil after being cleared

Dig the soil over and firm it well before raking to create a level seed bed. Avoid using any fertilisers or manure as this encourages grass growth which can crowd the wild flowers.

Seeds being sown

If your soil is very fertile and you’d like to grow a perennial wild flower meadow you can try stripping away the top 5-10cm (2-4”) of soil to reduce fertility.

Sow the seeds at 1 pack (5g) per square metre.

Seeds being covered with netting

Rake the area lightly after sowing and cover with netting to protect from birds and cats. Ensure the soil is kept moist during hot, dry periods for the best germination.

I want to take part

How to share your photos

1.  Capture the moment

Be sure to take photos or videos of you getting hands on planting your seeds, and hopefully you'll have some volunteers to help you! You are doing amazing work, and we can't wait to see it.

2.  Upload your photos

To ensure your photos remain in the highest quality, please upload them to a file sharing service such as WeTransfer or pCloud. These services are free to use and will generate a link for you to share with us.

3. Send us your photos

The final step is to complete the short form below, importantly including a link to your photos. Please do not send us your photos via any other method, as we may not be able to include them in a future video we are planning to create.

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Insect Watch

Later this summer, once your seeds have grown and are flowering you should see lots of insects and pollinators busy on the plants.

We will be holding our ‘Insect Watch’ weekend – look out for more information on how you can join in on our Facebook group.

Thank you for ‘Beeing the Change with AquaSource’.