PLANTING A BEE-FRIENDLY GARDEN

 

February 14, 2019



There are several varieties of plants and flowers that are good for native and honey bees, but the best by far are sunflowers, Sarah Red-Laird of the non-profit “The Bee Girl” said.

In a recent study, most bee-friendly flora attracted about four varieties of bees, while sunflowers attracted a stunning 16 diverse bee types.

Cosmos, phacelia and milkweed are also popular with many bee species, as is eriophyllum, also called “Oregon Sunshine.” Some scientists have planted entire fields of milkweed in order to stimulate bee health, Red-Laird said.

Other bee-friendly flowers you can plant in your garden include honeysuckle, coneflowers and dahlias.


 

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