BeeBomb

Published: 18 January 2022

What is a Beebomb?

Hand made in Dorset, Beebombs are a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds, fine sifted soil and locally sourced clay. The Seeds are native species and designated by the Royal Horticultural Society as “perfect for pollinators.” Walmer in Bloom member and a local lepidopterist Mr Richard Oram has looked into the composition of Beebombs and feels they are a suitable mix to be used in this area without causing an unnatural imbalance in the local fauna.

How do you use a Beebomb?

Just scatter on to cleared ground to create a wildflower meadow that will bring back the bees. In terms of coverage, one pack of Beebombs covers 21 square foot or 2 square metres. Beebombs can be scattered throughout the year, the clay protects them until they are ready to germinate. Around twenty percent will start to flowers in the first year, with the biennial and perennials in the mix starting to blossom in the second year.

What do I need to do to get a Beebomb?

Walmer Town Council are giving away Beebombs to residents of Walmer (only residents of Walmer may apply), these are limited top one per household. To apply for your free Beebomb just e-mail deputyclerk@walmercouncil.co.uk with your name, address and telephone number and we will be in touch.