7 Super Easy Ways to Attract Bees to Your Garden

Bees are one of the most important species on the planet. They are 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

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

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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. Also check out 28 Fantastic Ways To Use Neem Oil For Plants & Garden.

3. Fill your garden with flowers bees love

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

4. Plant yellow, white, blue and purple flowers

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

5. Set up a bee hotel/house

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

6. Plant flowers that bloom all year round

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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

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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

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