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BeeMat-Box-Image 480x320 v2 largeBeeMat is a biodegradable pre-seeded growing mat that controls weeds. It contains mixed flower seeds that have been carefully chosen to provide nectar and pollen for bees especially in the autumn when other flowers have finished. You can lay BeeMat from March until mid August providing conditions remain good and the soil temperature is above 5 deg C.

BeeMat is made up of two layers of tissue paper with flower seeds between them. When laid onto prepared soil and covered with a thin much layer of sand, clean soil or compost BeeMat will suppress weeds and encourage germination of flower seeds in the mat.

Honey Bees and Bumble Bees love the flowers that grow in BeeMat. BeeMat stops weed competition so the plants are strong and produce loads of flowers with nectar and honey that the bees need.

In our trials we have shown up to 90% increase in the number of flowers that establish in BeeMat compared to direct seeded plots and 40% increase in the number of flowers per plant. This explains why more bees visit BeeMat compared to direct seeded plots with the same flowers. We have also looked at how effective different flowers are at attracting bees, showing that where they have a choice they prefer borage and phacelia which is why they are important in our seed mix. We have included other flowers that are attractive to bees to extend the flowering season and to help other insects like ladybirds and hoverflies that feed garden pests such as aphids, and provide valuable habitat for butterflies and birds.

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BeeMat contains a combination of annual, biennial and perennial species that will flower vigorously over an extended period including:

- Common Knapweed
- Greater Knapweed
- Golden Rod
- Chrysanthemeum mixes
- Borage
- Anise Hyssop
- Californian Poppy
- Verbena
- Lady Phacelia
- Viper's Buglos


How BeeMat Helps The Environment

Almost a third of all the food grown in the world depends on pollination by bees. We all know that bees pollinate our strawberries and apples but few of us realise they are essential for crops like soybean and oil seed rape that are used as animal feed. Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live. So we need to look after our bees because they look after us!

Research has shown a massive decline of over 50% in many species of bees within the UK. A recent review by the University of Reading and Friends of the Earth show that:

- Honeybee colonies fell by 53% between 1985 and 2005
- Wild honeybees are thought to be nearly extinct
- Wild bumblebees and solitary bee diversity has declined in 52% of English landscapes

The report recommends that planting flowers to provide pollen and nectar can make a significant difference to colony survival.

Our own research at Terraseed clearly shows that BeeMat helps establish the flowers that bees need by stopping them being swamped by grass and weeds.


Other Products in the BeeMat Range:
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ButterflyMat BirdMat



BeeMat is Avaliable at Over 250 Retail Outlets Across the UK:

  • 3 Shires Garden Centre, Newwent, Gloucestershire
  • Amazon Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Angell Pets, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Animal Fare, Peacehaven, East Sussex
  • Ashton Park Garden Centre, Ashton under Hill, Worcestershire
  • Athelhampton House and Gardens, Dorchester, Dorset
  • Ayletts Nursery, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock, Preston, Lancashire
  • Battlefields Farm Shop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Bees for Development, Monmouth,
  • Bickerdikes Garden Centre, Letchworth, Hertfordshire
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Exeter, Devon
  • Blewe, Stourbridge, West Midlands
  • Bookstore Brierlow Bar, Buxton, Derbyshire
  • Brambridge Park Garden Centre, Eastleigh, Hampshire
  • Briddlesford Lodge Farm Shop, Wootton, Isle of Wight
  • Brookside Garden Centre, East Peckham, Kent
  • Burleydam Garden Centre, Little Sutton, Wirrel, Cheshire
  • Cadbury Garden & Leisure, Congresbury, Somerset
  • Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire
  • Cannon Hall Garden Centre, Barnsley, Yorkshire
  • Capel Manor College, Enfield, Essex
  • Chalice Well Bookshop, Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Charlies Stores, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Charlies Stores, Welshpool, Powys
  • Charlies Stores, Queensferry, Cheshire
  • Charlies Stores, Carmarthen, Dyfed
  • Chestnut Centre, High Peak, Derbyshire
  • Christies Garden Centre, Fochabers, Moray
  • Cirencester Beekeepers Ass., Cirencester, Wiltshire
  • Coletta & Tyson, Beverley, Yorkshire
  • Compost Technology Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset
  • Conkers Garden Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Coolings Garden Centre, Knockholt,
  • Crippos Garden Ornaments, Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire
  • Derby Garden Centre, Derby, Derbyshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Dundee, Angus
  • Dobbies Garden World, Ayr, Ayrshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Reading, Berkshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Peterborough, Cambridgshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Dobbies Garden World, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Milngavie, Dunbartonshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Dalgetty Bay, Fife
  • Dobbies Garden World, Dunfermline, Fife
  • Dobbies Garden World, Braehead, Glasgow
  • Dobbies Garden World, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Inverness, Invernesshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Ashford, Kent
  • Dobbies Garden World, Gillingham, Kent
  • Dobbies Garden World, By Carluke, Lanarkshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Preston, Lancashire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Southport, Lancashire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Dobbies Garden World, Lasswade, Midlothian
  • Dobbies Garden World, Livingston, Midlothian
  • Dobbies Garden World, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • Dobbies Garden World, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
  • Dobbies Garden World, Kinross, Perthshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Perth, Perthshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Dobbies Garden World, Gailey, Staffordshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Stirling, Stirlingshire
  • Dobbies Garden World, Birtley, Tyne & Wear
  • Dobbies Garden World, Ponteland, Tyne & Wear
  • Dobbies Garden World, Atherstone , Warwickshire
  • Dragonfli Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall
  • Elmwood Farm Nursery, Henfield,
  • Endsleigh Garden & Leisure, Ivybridge, Devon
  • Evesham Garden Centre, Evesham, Worcestershire
  • Fairways Garden Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Fairways Garden Centre, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
  • FeedThyme, Petersfield, Hampshire
  • Fermoys Garden Centre, Newton Abbott, Devon
  • Ferndale Garden Centre, Dronfield, Derbyshire
  • Ferngreen Garden Centre, Forfar, Angus
  • Festival Garden Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire
  • Fifth Sence, Modbury, Devon
  • Fodder, Harrogate, Yorkshire
  • Forest Lodge Garden Centre, Farnham, Surrey
  • Foxholes Farm Shop, Hertford, Hertfordshire
  • Frosts at Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgshire
  • Frosts at Millets Farm, Adingdon, Oxon
  • Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands, Bedfordshire
  • Fryer's Garden Centre, Knutsford , Cheshire
  • GAIA, Hexham, Northumberland
  • Garden Bird Supplies Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Peterborough, Cambridgshire
  • Gladwells Pet And Country Store, Rayleigh, Essex
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Copdock, Suffolk
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Faversham, Kent
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Rushden, Northamptonshire
  • Gladwells Pet and Country Store, Stowmarket, Suffolk
  • Glendoick Garden Centre, Perth, Perthshire
  • Glyndwr Plants and Coffee Shop, Corwen, Denbeighshire
  • Green Gardener Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Green Welly Stop, Crainlarich, Perthshire
  • Greenfingers Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Grosvenor Garden Centre, Chester, Cheshire
  • Happa, Briercliff, Lancashire
  • Harrod Horticultural Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Hayes Garden World, Ambleside , Cumbria
  • High Trees Plants Centre, Horsforth, Yorkshire
  • Highfield Garden Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Hintons, Wimbourne, Dorset
  • Hintons, Broadstone, Dorset
  • Hollybeck Nurseries, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury, Kent
  • Huntingdon Garden & Leisure, Huntingdon, Cambridgshire
  • Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone , Essex
  • Invicta Developments, Grantham, Lincolnshire, Landscapers and Develpers
  • Joblings, Ripon, Yorkshire
  • Johns Plants, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Keemlaw, Aylesford, Kent
  • Knutsford Bloom, Knutsford, Cheshire
  • Lakeside Roadford Lake, Lifton, Devon
  • Le Friquet Garden Centre Guernsey
  • Likes Shopping, The Netherlands, Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Lintzford Garden Centre, Rowland Gill, Tyne & Wear
  • Loch Lomond Garden Centre, Balloch, Dunbartonshire
  • Longacres Garden Centre, Shepperton, Middlesex
  • Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot, Surrey
  • Longacres Garden Centre, Shepperton, Surrey
  • Loseley Park, Gulidford, Surrey
  • Low Sizergh Barn, Kendal, Cumbria
  • Mackenzie & Cruickshank, Forres, Moray
  • Mail Order
  • Mains of Drum Garden Centre, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
  • Marks Hall Estate, Coggeshall, Essex
  • Matlock Nurseries, Tansley, Derbyshire
  • Mayfield Lavender, Ewell, Surrey
  • Mayshade Garden Centre, Dalkeith, Midlothian
  • Melbicks Garden Centre, Coleshill, West Midlands
  • Milestone Garden & Leisure, Melrose, Roxburghshire
  • Milton Haugh Farm Shop, By Arbroath, Angus
  • Moore Nurseries and Garden Centre, Stanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire
  • National Beekeeping Centre Wales, Tal-Y-Cafn,
  • New Hopetoun Gardens, Broxburn, West Lothian
  • New House Farm Shop, Horsham, West Sussex
  • Nutley's Kitchen Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex
  • Orchard Nursery, East Grinstead, West Sussex
  • Owl Barn Mail Order and Web Trader
  • P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop, Tring, Hertfordshire
  • Parc Y Bocs Farm Shop, Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire
  • Park Hill Garden Centre, Dyce, Aberdeenshire
  • Paynes Southdown Bee Farm, Hassocks, West Sussex
  • Pensthorpe Wildlife & Gardens, Fakenham, Norfolk
  • Plant World, Gillingham, Dorset
  • Port Sunlight Garden Centre, Port Sunlight, Cheshire
  • Powderham Castle, Exeter, Kent
  • Quince Honey Farm, South Molton, Devon
  • QVC
  • Redfields Garden Centre, Fleet, Hampshire
  • Rejects Department Store, Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Repxotics, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, Yorkshire
  • RHS Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Essex
  • RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon
  • RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey
  • Rhubarb Triangle Farm Shop, Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • Richard Griffiths Houseplants, Knarsborough,
  • Root One Garden Centre, Wallingford, Oxon
  • Rutland County Museum, Oakham,
  • Scotsdales Garden Centre, Great Shelford, Cambridgshire
  • Shannons Garden Centre, Forrest Hill,
  • Sheepdrove Organic Farm, Lambourn, Berkshire
  • Squires Garden Centre, Twickenham, Middlesex
  • Squires Garden Centre, Godalming, Surrey
  • Squires Garden Centre, Farnham, Surrey
  • St Johns Nursery, Barnstable, Devon
  • St Peters Garden Centre, St Peter, Jersey
  • Stone Cross Nurseries, Stone Cross, East Sussex
  • Strawberry Corner Garden Centre, Musselburgh, East Lothian
  • Strawberry Hill Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle, Twichenham, Middlesex
  • Suffolk Owl Sanctury, Stoneham Barns, Suffolk
  • Sunderlandwick Farm Shop, Driffield, Yorkshire
  • Sunshine Garden Centre, Bounds Green, Middlesex
  • Superdug Extra Mail Order and Web Trader
  • Teviot Gamefare Smokery, Kelso, Roxburghshire
  • Thaxters Garden Centre, Dersingham, Norfolk
  • The Conservation Shop, Fakenham, Norfolk
  • The Dorothy Clive Garden, Market Drayton, Shropshire
  • The Garden Shop, Colyton, Devon
  • The Georges, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
  • The Green Gardener Mail Order and Web Trader
  • The Honey Doctor, Tiverton, Mail Order and Web Trader
  • The Natural Gardener Mail Order and Web Trader
  • The Organic Gardening Catalougue Mail Order and Web Trader
  • The Potting Shed, St Andrews, Fife
  • The Stables Farm Shop, Redditch, Worcestershire
  • The Village Florist, Storrington, West Sussex
  • The Worm That Turned, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Three Trees Farm Shop, Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Tincknell Country Store, Wells, Somerset
  • Tincknell Country Store, Congresbury, Somerset
  • Total Health Pharmacy, Thetford, Norfolk
  • Town and County Pet Supplies, Longfield,
  • Trading Post, South Petherton, Somerset
  • Treborth Garden Centre, Bangor, Gwynedd
  • Trentham Garden Centre, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
  • Twin Locks Garden Centre, Skipton, Yorkshire
  • Tyddyn Sachau Nurseries, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
  • Vanstone Park Garden Centre, Codicote, Hertfordshire
  • Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, Oxon
  • Watkins & Doncaster Mail Order and Web Trader
  • West Lodge Plant Centre, Desborough, Northamptonshire
  • Wheal Martyn, St Austell,
  • Which Plant Where Landscapers and Develpers
  • Whispers of the Past, Perth, Perthshire
  • Whitakers Garden Centre, Prescot, Lancashire
  • Whiteleys Garden Centre, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  • Widmer Feeds Country Store, Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire
  • Wildboar Vetstop, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Barnes, Middlesex
  • Wildlife World, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Williamsons Garden Centre, Turriff, Aberdeenshire
  • Willington Garden Centre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Wilton House Garden Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Wingroves Farm Shop, Iver, Buckinghamshire
  • Woburn Safari Park, Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • Woodborough Garden Centre, Woodborough, Wiltshire
  • Woodmeadow Garden Centre, Hannington, Northamptonshire
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Blaby, Yorkshire
  • Youngs Nurseries, Broadstairs, Kent
  • Your Wild Garden, Market Deeping, Cambridgshire


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