How to Plant a Bee Garden

Bees are amazing. Bees are responsible for pollinating our natural foods, beverages, and ingredients in medicines. 1/3 of everything that we consume comes from pollinated plants. What’s horrifying is that bees are disappearing at an astonishing rate. Bees are disappearing because of pesticides, loss of habitat, and food supply.
 
What can you do to help save the bees?
 
Plant a bee garden. Bees need flowers that provide nectar, their food. You don’t need a lot of space to make bees happy. Choose native flowers and plants that produce nectar and pollen such as Sunflowers, Daisies, Foxgloves, Asters, Cosmos, and Zinnias. Select a colorful rainbow of flowers (blues, purples, oranges, and yellows) that bloom throughout the seasons and never use pesticides.
 
Do you have a bee garden?

8 Responses to How to Plant a Bee Garden

  1. OliveStreetStudio June 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    I have Asters and Zinnias planted…and always lots of other flowers. My daughter wanted to build a house for the bees this year – I wish we had lots of property bc then I’d have hives.

  2. one4earth June 23, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    SO glad you posted this…shared it on my FB account too. I have found that the bees LOVE my catmint, salvia, and lavender flowers. They are always just swarming with bees. I will post some pics to the FB page of the plants I am refering to!

  3. GUGAW June 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    great post! i love bees and would love to have these beautiful flowers in my garden to help these cute bumbly creatures x

  4. Sweet Greens June 23, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    Hi Olive Street Studio,
    I would love to see your flowers and bees. If you click over to the right under Earth Friendly Etsy, Andrews Reclaimed has some fabulous bee boxes. Please send me some pics.
    xo.

  5. Sweet Greens June 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Hi one4earth,
    I can’t wait to see your pics. Thank you again.
    xo.

  6. Sweet Greens June 23, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    Hi GUGAW,
    Thank you. We love the bees.
    xo.

  7. Kara Witham June 24, 2009 at 6:37 pm #

    No, I don’t have a bee garden, but I heartily applaud the activities of bees.

  8. Sweet Greens June 30, 2009 at 2:38 am #

    Hi Kara,
    I {heart} the bees too.
    xo.

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