Not a fan of bees? Can’t say I blame you! However, don’t confuse the honey bee with other bees such as yellow jackets or wasps. Honey bees are friendlier than you think.They also have a pretty important job to do. These tiny creatures pollinate not only flowers, but many crops such as apples, berries and nuts. They also provide pollination for alfalfa, a grass fed to many animals that provide beef for human consumption. That being said, it is important for the Honey Bee population to continue to thrive and pollinate. We can help, by inviting the Honey Bee into our gardens. Planting flowers they prefer, keeps the Honey Bee happy and our garden pollinated and beautiful. Here are some suggestions to add a touch of Honey Bee to your garden.
let’s talk Cosmos! No, not the drink, the flower! Cosmo flowers are easy to grow and one of the Honey Bee’s favorite. These flowers come in all kinds of eye pleasing colors. Such as, pink, yellow, orange, red, white and maroon. This gives quite the selection. Making it easy to fit into any garden theme. Cosmos bloom into a 3-5 inch flower with daisy like features with ability to grow up to six feet.
Our personal favorite, Sunflowers. While easy to grow, they do require full sunlight, and space. Sunflowers come in a variety of shades. These shades include yellow, gold, and red orange. These color options are sure to attract the Honey Bee. Sunflowers can grow up to 6-10 feet tall; making it difficult to place them in just any spot within your garden, However, they are definitely worth it! Also, in your free time feel free to pick the sunflower seeds!
Have a little fun and plant some Bee Balm. No, not chapstick, the plant! These fragrant flowers come in shades of red, pink, purple and white. They can grow 2-4 feet tall. Not only do they attract Honey Bees, but also butterflies and hummingbirds. It’s a win either way!. Three beautiful creatures for one plant.
There you have it! These are just a few plants that could be added to our gardens to attract the Honey Bee. There are so many others to choose from, with so many different benefits. If we all add some Honey Bee friendly plants in our garden, then we are all helping pollinate the world. Helping to provide continuation of crop growth and survival. A few plants can make a world of difference.
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