The Bees Need Our Help Planting a Pollinator Garden can be rewarding for everyone. Deciding what to plant can be difficult. Use this guide to find something that you can grow and help #savethebees. Trees to Bring In Bees Bees and Trees need each other. Plant some trees if you can. Alders Basswood Black locust Fruit trees, especially apple, plum, and cherry Hazels Maples Redbud … Continue reading Top 100 Plants You Can Grow To Help Increase Bee Population
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Because it is #pollinatorweek, we are listing our favorite plants for pollinators. Today’s focus is on herbal varieties. Pictured at left Mr. Stacky Herb Planter Even if you are limited on space, you can plant a small herb garden to attract bees and other pollinators. These 10 herbs are perfect for a beginning herb gardener. Bonus: You will have herbs on hand to use for … Continue reading 10 Herbs for your Pollinator Garden
Plant these 15 shrubs to increase bee traffic in your area. #pollinatorweek Continue reading 15 Best Shrubs to Attract Pollinators
We the people need Bees, Birds and Butterflies to flutter nearby so that we can continue thriving as a species.
Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices, and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the goods on which we depend. In the United States, pollination by honeybees and other insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually. – Read more on Pollinator.org
Bees, Butterflies, Birds and other pollinators need more vegetation.
Planting an edible garden is a real win/win situation. The garden allows you access to fresh, organic, nutritious foods and also provides nourishment to some of the insects that pollinate the crops for you.
Unsure about which plants to grow to attract more pollinators? Are you a beekeeper looking to provide more pollen and nectar for your bees while also caring for your family?
Rather than give you a complicated algorithm, I am just going to list the most common and easiest to cultivate.
Be sure to let a few of your vegetable plants flower and some go to seed after harvest. This ensures that the bees are fed late in the season and that seeds are available for the next season