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Planting for Pollinators
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Diet

Firstly, pollinators like a varied diet just like humans do, so step away from monoculture and embrace diversity. When trying to help pollinators apply pollinator-friendly management practices such as not spraying OR being extra careful when using herbicides on fence lines, drains, field edges, roadsides and waste areas. 

 

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Seasonal Variety

Pollinators need access to pollen and nectar sources all year especially during their critical periods of late autumn through to late spring. When deciding which plants to choose, make sure you know which natives are local to your area and will actually flourish on your chosen site. 


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Pollinators

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Here are some NZ native plants that flower when pollinators need them most : Hoheria (lacebark), Whauwhaupaku (five-finger), Horoeka (lancewood), Kōwhai (Sophora), Ti kōuka (Cabbage tree), Ngaio (Myoporum laetum), Brooms (Carmichaelia) , Coprosmas (NZ Laurel), Kānuka (Myrtaceae), Mānuka (Myrtaceae), Kāraka (Corynocarpus), Kōtukutuku (fuschia), Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa), Pittosporum species such as Kohuhu, lemonwood and Karo, Kāmahi (Weinmannia racemosa), Tāwhero (Pterophylla), Koromiko (hebe), and Harakeke (flaxes) .


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Learn more

For more information on planting for bees and which flowers are beneficial throughout the seasons visit

 www.nzffa.org.nz

www.treesforbees.co.nz

www.treesthatcount.co.nz

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