Help the Hive Thrive: Invite Bees to Your Garden With the Right Plants

Honey Colony   By Sierra Tajen   10/5/13

Whether gardening for beauty or gardening for food, bees are essential to a healthy garden. Plant selection, bloom times, color, and location are all factors that need to be taken into consideration to attract bees. By inviting them with the right plants, gardeners help honeybees forage more efficiently, which helps hives thrive.

Flowers are vital to a bee’s survival as they provide food sources through pollen and nectar. Since adult bees utilize the sugars in nectar for energy while protein-rich pollen is fed to their young,...

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