Attract honeybees into your yard by planting a bee friendly garden. Your vegetables will thank you!
Spring is finally here and if you are a gardener like me you are itching to get your hands in the soil and get some plants in the ground. I'm reminded of years past and my struggles to grow certain crops. Despite my best efforts, cucumbers were always absent from my garden harvest. Year after year, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get many cucumbers to grow. After I became a beekeeper, the reason for my cucumber troubles became apparent, what was missing from my garden were the honeybees.
Now I always think about how I can accommodate more bee friendly plants and flowers into my yard to make a sanctuary for honeybees and other beneficial pollinators. This is as easy as planting a small patch of native wildflowers, herbs or even a flowering vegetable garden. Keep it chemical free, let it continue to flower and you will be providing a vital food source for the local bee population. As an added bonus you’ll get your vegetables well-pollinated and have an excellent harvest at the same time. Just follow these simple guidelines.
Provide Bee Friendly Habitat
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