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Attracting Honey Bees to your Garden

Attracting Honey Bees to your Garden
Here are some tips that will help you attract honey bees:

  • Bees like flowers that are white, blue, violet, and yellow.  They also like fragrant flowers.
  • Planting flowering vegetables and trees also help
  • Stop using pesticides and herbicides.  The pesticides now used are so toxic that one drop can kill a whole bee hive.  One drop of certain pesticides can kill up to 10,000 bees
  • Bees need a constant supply of water but if you set out water, make sure it is in a bee friendly feeder because bees going to a water source can drown if it is not correctly set.

A list of bee friendly flowers.  Flowers you can use to attract bees.

  • Asters
  • Ageratum (Summer)
  • Black Eyed Susan (Summer)
  • Blue Hyssop (Summer)
  • Clover
  • Coneflower (summer)
  • Cosmos
  • Crocuses
  • Dahlias
  • Foxglove
  • Geraniums
  • Hollyhocks
  • Hyacinth
  • Indian Blanket Flower
  • Lavender
  • Marigolds
  • Morning Glory
  • Nasturtium
  • Poppies
  • Roses
  • Snapdragons
  • Snowdrops
  • Sunflowers
  • Tall Zinnias
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