If your garden is lacking buzz, there are things you can do to revive pollinators, writes Steve Wratten.
Have you seen very many bees in your garden so far this spring? Well, I haven’t. Our rosemary has been in flower more or less all winter but there have never been more than a few forlorn honey bees on it. As for bumble bees, there have been some bumbling queens buzzing around in the occasional warm spring…
Added by Ian Morton on October 2, 2013 at 7:43pm —
Check out these Ooooby Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Crates by creative woodcraft
These modular storage containers are very practical they can be easily stacked to save some space. They feature slatted sides that let air circulate and keep your Ooooby box… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on August 14, 2013 at 3:13pm —
Creative Woodcraft Supports NZ Bee Awareness Month 2013
There is currently a great deal of attention focused on the future protection of honey bees throughout New Zealand, and quite rightly so! However let us not forget about the many other equally important pollinators out there, such as bumble bee’s and the numerous species of native solitary bee’s, which provide a huge impact on the success of our fruit and vegetables gardens, increasing pollination and in turn providing us with… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on August 10, 2013 at 8:53am —
For wildlife professionals, schools, conservation projects, farmers, builders and developers, you may like to consider introducing products which can be used to help mitigate the effects of disturbance or loss of existing habitat.
Source: ROSS GIBLIN/Fairfax… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on June 25, 2013 at 9:00pm —
Leafcutting Bee Cells AVAILABLE- ORDER NOW!
Leafcutting Bee Cells containing dormant Leafcutting bees are shipped between Late May 2013 thru to December 14th 2013 and are available from www.creativewoodcraft.co.nz while stocks last.…
Added by Ian Morton on May 14, 2013 at 9:00pm —
Added by Ian Morton on December 27, 2012 at 8:36pm —
At Creative Woodcraft our range of handcrafted wildlife and nature products include solitary bee houses, bumble bee nesting boxes and wildlife habitats to attract beneficial animals and insects into the garden.
As gardeners, we’re closely associated with nature and as we all need a hand in the garden, vegetable patch or lifestyle block, caring for nature can be rewarding in many ways. Although bees, bumble bees… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on December 12, 2012 at 10:33pm —
Butterfly House/ Shelter/ Feeder
This butterfly house/ shelter/ feeder gives migrating and hibernating butterflies a helping hand by providing them a place to live. When butterflies migrate they need to find shelter from bad weather. Usually they seek shelter in cracks of trees or buildings. Some butterflies will hibernate in the winter… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on November 28, 2012 at 11:14pm —
HERE’S AN IDEA: let’s buy Christmas presents from small local businesses and self-employed people. For example, from your neighbour who sells on-line, the local crafts person who makes gifts for the home and garden, the girl who has a stunning florist the local gift store, your friend who runs a shop, the local bakers that bake homemade cakes, buns and chocolates and sells at the local farmers market. Let’s make sure that our money goes… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on November 4, 2012 at 2:25pm —
Pollinator Friendly Gardening
Whether pollinator-friendly gardening sounds daunting or adventurous, it is in reality quite a simple and do-able task. By making an urban garden, regardless of its size, a welcoming place for insects and animals, you are helping to preserve essential pollinators, which in turn will help to make any garden thrive. The urban environment is… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on October 20, 2012 at 11:30am —
Our friends and family at creative woodcraft love these wooden seed trays and we hope you do too!
Rather than just making these wooden seed trays for our own use we have decided to add them to our range of creative woodcraft garden products for all to enjoy!
We believe that our hand-crafted wooden seed trays are what you… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on October 11, 2012 at 10:48pm —
Native Bees for Farmers, Lifestyle Block Owners, Fruit Growers and Gardeners!
Are you a farmer, lifestyle block owner, fruit grower or gardener thinking about native bees? Even if you aren't, pretend for a moment and read what you can do to make your land more pollinator-friendly.
Leafcutter Bees and New Zealand Native solitary Bees are great pollinators.
Native bees can help… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on October 8, 2012 at 8:00pm —
Lets increase pollination and increase our native bee population in our own back yards, bumble bee nesting boxes and solitary bee houses can help increase pollination. Passionate about the future of bees in New Zealand, Ian Morton from Creative Woodcraft has teamed up with a pollination expert to help Kiwi gardeners encourage native bees to pollinate their backyards.… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on September 14, 2012 at 8:09pm —
For those gardeners not yet stung by the beekeeping bug, bumble bee nesting boxes and solitary bee houses can offer a pain-free introduction to apiary. Continue
Passionate about the future of bees in New Zealand, Ian Morton from Creative Woodcraft has teamed up with a pollination expert to help Kiwi gardeners encourage native…
Added by Ian Morton on August 27, 2012 at 7:30pm —
Our Native Bees are extremely efficient pollinators and are an excellent supplement to honey bees as pollinators of our food supply. You can help increase our native bee populations by providing Native Bees with healthy nesting sites and habitats.
One way to do this is to provide a solitary bee house/hive in your garden to encourage our native bees to… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on August 19, 2012 at 9:30pm —
AND ON YOUR PROPERTY IS A VERY EFFECTIVE AND NATURAL WAY TO INCREASE BOTH YEILDS AND CROP SIZES.
You may want to help your flowering fruit trees and gardens by providing a comfy home to Leafcutter Bees and Native New Zealand Solitary Bees.
Creative Woodcraft… Continue
Added by Ian Morton on August 7, 2012 at 9:42am —
Bumble Bees On Your Property
Promoting and Fostering Bumble Bees on Your Property
BEE A POLLINATOR
Encouraging Bumble Bee pollination of your property is a very effective and natural way to increase both yields and crop sizes.
Creative Woodcraft actively supports the fostering of bumble…
Added by Ian Morton on August 4, 2012 at 10:30pm —