Beekeeper Basics

Shrubs That the Honey Bees Love

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In Honor of Pollinator Week, I am showcasing some shrubberies that you can plant to attract more bees to your gardens.

Some of your fruits and vegetables such as apples and watermelons require pollination in order to fruit. To ensure that the bees are available when the time comes, you should add some flowering shrubs or hedges.

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I chose 15 favorites to list here but, feel free to do your research and choose your own varieties according to your own taste, region, and personal preference. Pollinators are important and we can help!


JUNE 19 – 25, 2017

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  1. Beauty Bush – “This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Flowers are fragrant” – Daves Garden
  2. Blue mist Bush “This Late Summer Shrub is a Favorite of Bumblebees and Butterflies” – 

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