How Your Garden Can Help the Honeybees

Honeybees are an important part of our ecosystem. More than one-third of the fruits and vegetables we eat rely on honeybees for pollination. In the garden, honeybees help pollinate your plants and flowers to keep them healthy and blooming.

Honeybees do so much for us, which is why it’s alarming to note that, in recent years, they have been dying off at an alarming rate. Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious phenomenon that results in dead bee colonies, is just one issue threatening the bees. Habitat destruction, some pesticides and other environmental factors are also a major cause for concern.

What can we do as gardeners to help our bee friends? Luckily – the answer is as simple as: get planting! In general, a “bee-friendly” garden includes flowers of varying colors that are native to your area. Also, plan for a garden that blooms spring through fall for maximum benefit to the bees.

Here are a few of our favorite “bee approved” plants to help you get started:

Looking for more suggestions? Check out the article here for a list of flowers and trees that are beneficial to bees.

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