Bee-Friendly Plants

Why not repay the benefit that bees do to our environment? Planting a bee-friendly garden is an excellent method to help local bee populations.

What are the advantages of having bees around?

Bees are a powerful force in pollination all throughout the world, assisting plants in reaching their full potential, both wild varietals and cultivated crops. Because 75 percent of all crop species generate higher yields when pollinated, this is extremely significant for the health of the world’s plant life.

Only 12 of the 20,000 distinct varieties of bees are used for agricultural pollination by humans. Honeybees, bumblebees, squash bees, long-horned bees, and carpenter bees are just a few of the nine varieties of bees that may be found in North American gardens.

Some bees perform a particularly specialized function. Squash bees, for example, gather pollen solely from squash and other gourd-related plants, making them crucial to the fall pumpkin crop. Others have a wide range of tastes and will appear wherever they find something they enjoy.

The sorts of bees that will populate your bee-friendly garden will be determined by where you live and the plants you grow. Whoever does show up, though, will be pleased to offer you with their vital pollination services, allowing your garden to thrive. If you’re growing edible crops like fruits and vegetables, this is fantastic news since it promises a larger harvest each season. Planting flowers also guarantees larger, healthier blooms. Simply said, if you do your share to help the bees, they will do the same for you. It’s as simple as planting the correct plants. This is where the following list will come in helpful.

Bee-friendly plants to include in your yard

Bees don’t discriminate when it comes to what they eat. There are many various types of plants that can pollinate to your garden, so regardless of your area, temperature, soil type, or garden style, you should be able to discover ones that you enjoy and will grow in your yard. As you get started, consider these  bee-friendly plants.

Lavender

Perennial herb (kind of plant)

Bees adore it for the following reasons: Lavender is a fragrant, blooming herb that attracts bees almost as much as it attracts humans. It feeds bees both honey and pollen, and it’s a resilient plant that doesn’t need much attention once it’s grown.

Wildflowers

Annual and perennial flowering plants are both available.

Bees adore it for the following reasons: Any wildflower plant that attracts bees is ideal. Wildflowers frequently bloom in large numbers, providing bees with plenty of shelter as well as pollen and nectar. They’re also rather simple to produce, as the wildflowers that will thrive in your region are ones that are already local to your area.

Bergamot (uncultivated)

Perennial floral kind of plant.

Bees adore it for the following reasons: The brilliant blooms and robust stems of wild bergamot, also known as Monarda or bee balm, attract bees. It’s easy to cultivate from seed, and in terms of attracting bees, it’ll also encourage other pollinators like the Monarch butterfly and hummingbirds to the garden.