Bee Love: Planting a Bee Garden

What can you do to help the bees besides beekeeping? Plant organic plants that bees love!

The organic part is important because many speculate neonicotinoids are one of the main contributors to colony collapse disorder. Buying organic plants and seeds is the only surefire way to know that your plants won’t contain these harmful pesticides and others that may harm bees.

If you’re planting a bee garden, try to plant for bloom each season (spring, summer, fall) and leave an area in your yard uncut for bees to forage. If you don’t already have wildflowers such as clovers, try to find local organic wildflower seeds or transplant some from a neighbor.

Here are a few plants that are great for bees:

1- Rapini

Plant some rapini if you want to be a badass. #rapini #savethebees #edible #plantmorefood

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2- Lavender

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3- Borage

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4- Snapdragons

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5- Zinnias

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6- Salvia

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7- Red and white clover

Can you spot the honeybee? #savethebees #colonycollapsedisorder #CCD #honeybee #beekeeper #beekeeping #clovers #pollinatorfriendly #pollinators

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8- Echinacea

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9- Sunflowers

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10- Cosmos

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Photo Credit:

  • antsbeeswasps.wordpress.com
  • The Honeybee Conservancy
  • Gardening for Wildlife
  • The Spruce
  • Macro Lens Mastery
  • Wikimedia

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