7 Super Easy Ways to Attract Bees to Your Garden

Bees are one of the most important species on the planet. They a major source of pollination which is very important for farmers and food growers. And you as well. We wouldn’t eat most of the foods that we do today without the help of bees. Many foods would not grow without pollination. Help your local bee population by using the tips below to attract them to and keep them in your garden.

1. Plant native flowers and bushes

Blooming Azalea Bush

2. Use natural or homemade pesticides/herbicides rather than chemical ones

Weed Spray Bottle

This may not attract them to your garden but it will keep them around. Many chemical pesticides are harmful to bees, especially Round Up. It’s best to make your own.

3. Fill your garden with flowers bees love

Wild Foxglove

Check out this list of the Top 10 flowers that attract bees.

4. Plant yellow, white, blue and purple flowers

White Flowers

These colours of flowers are more likely to attract bees than any other colour.

5. Set up a bee hotel/house

Bee Hotel

Give your little furry winged friends a place to rest with a bee hotel.

6. Plant flowers that bloom all year round

Spring Blooming Garden Flowers

Try planting flowers that bloom from spring to summer. It’s also a good item to have flowers that bloom in different seasons from Spring to Fall (and even winter depending on where you live).

7. Keep the weeds

Dandelion Weeds

Weeds mimic a more natural environment to the bees and lots of them flower as well. You don’t have to keep all of them. Maybe just leave the ones in your grass or you could just leave a few here and there. Some weeds are actually really pretty when they flower.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.wikihow.com/Attract-Honey-Bees

Photo sources:

http://www.freeimages.com/

GreenQueen

GreenQueen is the driving force behind Natural Giveaways. She has dedicated her time to providing you with the best natural & organic giveaways that the web has to offer.

You may also like...