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Sunflowers and Bee’s at Wilbur’s Market Farm

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Here at Wilbur’s Market Farm, We are sowing lots of sunflowers in early May. These will be used as cut flowers, but until then then will serve as a source of pollen for Bee’s, the flowers will attract them to the Farm and the Bee’s will then pollinate our crops.

A wide band of beneficial wildflowers has also been sown on the farms boundary to give a stable pollen source through the summer months. We hope that these measures will ensure that we have a healthy population of Bees and will also help stem the decline of wild bees that has been occurring for the last decade.

We will do this annually and in time will offer our own honey produced from the hives located around the farm. Exciting times ahead!

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