Tips For Attracting Bees: Plants That Attract Bees

Tips For Attracting Bees: Plants That Attract Bees

By: Kathee Mierzejewski
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When it comes to your flowers, you should know that honeybee pollination is very important. You want to plant flowers that attract bees because bees ensure that your flowers grow and multiply. The bees pollinate the flowers and make them grow.

Plants That Attract Bees

Pollinating insects, especially bees, are necessary for the success of your flower or vegetable garden. Attracting bees is quite simple: just make sure you plant flowers that attract bees. For example, the butterfly bush attracts bees and hummingbirds. These creatures will go from flower to flower for hours making sure to pollinate your garden along their way.

Pollen and nectar are important to the survival of honeybees. A honeybee garden can help keep the species alive and thriving, making everyone’s garden do so very well in the process. This is because the more honeybee pollination that goes on, the healthier your garden is, whether flowers or vegetables.

Attracting bees is simple. Just be sure to plant flowers that are blue, white, yellow or purple in your garden. These are the favorites in a honeybee garden. Further, you can create little nesting areas for the bees, keeping them nearby so your garden will be pollinated as necessary.

Another key to success is to keep track of when the plants that attract bees are flowering in your garden. Buy plants that will flower during different parts of the season to keep the garden flourishing throughout the summer and well into fall.

Flowers That Attract Bees

There are specific plants and flowers that the honeybee is attracted to. These include the following:

The flowers that appear on these plants definitely make a great honeybee garden.

You can always also read up on the kind of environments that the bees will nest in and create some artificial hives for them to build their nests in. This is one way to make sure they stick around, and to help the population of the honeybee. Just be sure you put these a little away from your garden so you can enjoy sitting in your garden and admiring it without getting stung!

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