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Tips for Creating a Honey Bee Garden

One way to help our pollinators, especially the honey bees, is to plant a bee garden at our home or office. The choice of plants for a bee garden is determined by multiple factors. It is advantageous to use native plants because they are well-suited to a particular climate zone. Plant choice should take into account both the pollen and nectar requirements of honey bees. Flowers for a bee garden should be single (such as daisies or marigolds) rather than double (such as most roses and carnations). It is important to select a variety of plants so that they will bloom at different times throughout the year, thereby providing a constant food supply whenever temperatures are high enough to allow bees to forage. Keeping these factors in mind, individuals or communities can help increase honey bee habitat.

Helpful website: top 30 flowers for bees http://honeylove.org/top-30-flowers-for-bees/