We NEED honey bees. After all, they’re responsible for pollinating one -third of our natural foods.

Bee -friendly flowers provide food (nectar) that keeps honey bees alive and pollen that helps fruits and vegetables to grow. So, create a honey bee spa in a pot on your window sill, a honey bee garden in your backyard, or honey bee sanctuary in a neighborhood park. You don’t need a lot of space; just a lot of  LOVE!

Honey BEE Gardening Tips

-Choose flowers that produce nectar and pollen, such as: Sunflowers, Daisies, Cosmos, Zinnias, Dahlias, Asters, Marigolds, Hyacinths, Hollyhocks, Crocuses, Foxglove and Geraniums.   Also White Boltonia, Jupiters Beard , Zagreb Tickseed, Catmint, Shasta Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Siberian Iris, Snowdrop, Blue Jacket Hyacinth, Lily-Flowered Tulip and Fortissimo Daffodil.

-Select an assortment of flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall in order to provide food through all seasons.

-Pick blue, purple, orange and yellow flowers – these are most attractive to bees.

-Do not use pesticides!