Author Topic: How To Attract Bees to Your Garden  (Read 1521 times)

joni barr

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How To Attract Bees to Your Garden
« on: December 19, 2019, 10:10:06 am »
Most gardeners are aware of the decline of the honey bee population in the US.  A bee friendly area could be created in a vegetable garden with growing native plants and other flowers that attract the pollinators. We could help our bees and other pollinators with this area.  Imagine all the beautiful flowers growing around the garden with our busy little friends doing their job!

EarthBox has a wonderful blog article, “How to Attract Bees to Your Garden”. https://blog.earthbox.com/how-to-attract-bees-to-your-garden

Reading this article will help to learn about the most common bees and how to create your own bee friendly area. There is some great information regarding bee friendly flowers with a link to Xerces Society (for invertebrate conservation) https://xerces.org/. This site has a pollinator plant list broken down into separate regions featuring regional native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well suited for a small garden. Many of these plants attract nectar seeking butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds and some of these plants are host plants for butterfly and moth caterpillars.

Baileyj

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Re: How To Attract Bees to Your Garden
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 11:44:38 pm »
Just a quick comment... this year and last I have Wintersown multiple Seed mixes from Seeds Now, specifically to attract beneficial insects and bees..  I tried multiple mixes like Bee friendly, Butterfly Friendly, Pollinator mix and Perennial mixes.  The germination was really outstanding!
I didn’t plant them in Earthboxes but placed them nearby my boxes in pots.
I always have issues with pollinating my zucchini and squash but not last year!  Hoping this year will be successful as well.  Yeah!! More Bees 🐝!