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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.