Honey Bees

Honey bees help your garden grow beautiful!
Having bees buzzing around to act as pollinators brings life to the yard and makes flowers and other plants lush and abundant. You can attract bees by planting wildflowers, fruits & vegetables, letting your yard grow a little wild, and providing water and shelter for bees.

Plant flowers native to your area.
The more wildflowers you plant, the more bees you’ll attract, and the better your garden will grow. Planting wildflowers is beneficial in more ways than one!

Plant flowers with single petals.
Flowers with a single row of petals, rather than flowers with more than one row, are more attractive to bees. Single-petaled flowers have more pollen than other flowers, so they provide a little more food for hungry honey bees. It’s also easier for bees to reach the pollen when there is only one row of petals to crawl across.

Plant yellow, white, blue and purple flowers.
These colors attract bees more than pinks, oranges and reds do. Your garden doesn’t have to be exclusively yellow, blue and purple, but having a good amount of flowers with these hues will keep the bees buzzing in your yard.

Plant flowers that bloom in sequence.
If all of your flowers bloom at the same time, the bees will have a feast, then run out of food before the summer’s end. Plant a variety of flowers that will bloom throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall to keep the bees in your neighborhood fed and happy.

Stop using pesticides of any kind.
Bees are susceptible to pesticides and other chemicals sprayed and used in gardens. Aim to have a pesticide-free garden and use pest-ridding remedies that are natural and not reliant on chemicals. If you do spray plants, only do so after dusk, when pollinators are least active, avoid using chemicals known to harm bees.

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