Nearly one third of Bee colonies have vanished. But you can help! Prairie Gardens Plant Experts recommend planting these to help save the bees.
Perennials Bees Love
Annuals Bees Love
- Sweet Alyssum
Herbs Bees Love
- Lemon Balm
Bee-Friendly Garden Tips
Continuous Blooms. Bees with make return visits to a garden that consistently has nectar, so plant flowers with different bloom times. So when one bloom ends, another begins. Check plant labels to come up with a bloom plan.
Variety. We all like a little variety in our diets, and so do bees! Plant different types of flowers to please the taste buds of all kinds of bees. And make sure to plant them in groups, so your bees can spot their favorites faster.
Bee Homes. Provide a place for your bees to nest and seek safely. Piles of wood can help give them the shelter they seek or make this bee home project the kids will love!
Go Organic. Many pesticides are toxic to bees, so use them as little as possible, opting for an organic option instead.
Bee Baths. Bees need shallow water sources where they can perch and have a drink. Fill a shallow container with water and add rocks where they can land. Maintain the water level, so bees know they can return to a consistent water source.