We know that many homeowners have an aversion to attracting bees to their outdoor living space due to the fear of being stung, but bees are very important to mother nature and how we live our everyday lives. That is why we incorporate native plants and flowers to attract bees to our landscape plans or flower gardens.
I know what you are thinking, “ I don’t want to attract a swarm of bees surrounding me while I am sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather.” The truth is, having bees around is a very good thing. (And the flowers that bees love are a gorgeous addition to your landscape).
Bees are pollinators and they are vital to many crops that we consume and grow every day. So, having a healthy and productive garden where bees can gather and transfer pollen from one plant to another is a smart choice. They are also beneficial to your herb and vegetable gardens that are in your yard.
They also do not stick around for long during the day as they travel amazingly long journeys to collect pollen each day. Did you know that they pollinate 300 million flowers each day?
Let’s take a look at how we can help you create a dynamic garden that can help bees do what they do best – pollinate.
Did you know?
According to the Pollinator Partnership, the U.S. has lost over 50 percent of its managed honeybee colonies in the past 10 years (Pretty scary, right?)
Important crops that depend on bees and other pollinators:
- And more!
As you can see, foods that we consume every day and important plants fed to livestock rely on pollination from bees. I’m sure this information won’t prevent you from squirming the next time you’re around bees but it will make you more aware that seeing them near your vegetable garden has many benefits. So, how can you help? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular plants that attract bees and other gardening tips.
Plants that Bees Love:
- Butterfly Weed
- Black-eyed Susan
- Bee Balm
- Grow a diverse garden with different plants and flowers
- Show off some color in your garden
- Plant native plants and flowers
Need More Help Attracting Bees? Call the experts at Allen and Scott!
You don’t have to be a professional or even amateur beekeeper to do your part to help preserve bee colonies. You can play a part by being smart about how you plan out your garden.
As you can see, there are many different plants that can help attract bees and give them plenty of pollen, and if you need any help with planting and maintaining your bee-loving garden, you can trust the professional team at Allen and Scott to help.
For over 15 years, we have been the #1 landscaping team in Indiana when it comes to designing and maintaining the best-looking outdoor landscapes. Call us today and we’ll be happy to help choose the right plants that will both attract bees and elevate the look of your outdoor living space.