What We Can Plant In Our Gardens To Help Provide Nourishing Food For The Honey Bees
How can we make our Gardens appetizing to bees?
Bees aren’t really that hard to please. Making a few adjustments to our home garden could make all the difference when trying to provide nourishing food for honey bees. By doing so you will be helping honey bees to thrive.
How To Make A Haven For Honey Bees?
The better the diversity of plants, the more bees will be attracted. It’s important to choose as many indigenous plants as possible. This will help support the native bees in your region.
The Right Garden Plants For Honey Bees.
Attract honey bees and nourish them by planting nectar producing plants. Choose to plant flowering fruits and vegetables.
Planting Long Blooming Florae or an assortment of flowers that bloom at various times during the spring and fall. These important insects must eat up until the winter when they withdraw to their hives.
Honey Bees Like Water Too
A pond, or fountain, provides them fresh water. Honey bees need water as well as nectar.
Nix the Pesticides and Herbicides.
Please nix the pesticides and herbicides. Avoid them as there are some that are toxic to bees. It’s best to use “good bugs” as a natural defense against pests and pull weeds by hand.
Below is a list of recommend plant life that help Honey Bees.
- Zinnias, Sunflowers, Poppies, Marigolds, Dandelions, Clover Calliopsis Asters
- Yellow Hyssop, Tansy, Snowdrops, Roses, Globe Thistle, Geraniums, Foxglove, English Ivy, Echinacea, Dahlias, Cosmos, Buttercups
- Watermelons, Strawberries, Squash, Raspberries, Pumpkins, Gourds, Cantaloupe, Blackberries
- Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, Mints, Lavender, Coriander/Cilantro, Bee Balm
- Indigo, Honeysuckle, Butterfly Bush, Blueberry
Let’s work together to fight the plight of honey bees and use our gardens to aide in their nourishment.