How to Create a Bee-Friendly Garden
“Do you have fruit trees that used to fruit well but are no longer producing much or any fruit? Perhaps your vegetable garden isn’t as lush as it once was, with fewer vegetables or smaller, misshapen ones. Before you dig out the fertilizer, or give up all together, call in the air force: bees.
Attracting bees to the garden is like hiring a work force of full-time gardeners to help produce the strongest, most beautiful plants and healthiest vegetables. These hardworking insects, along with other pollinators, are the smartest thing you can cultivate in your garden, because they will do much of the work for you.”
There’s been a lot of buzz (sorry about the bad joke, I just had to!) on social media this past week about the supposedly bee-friendly seed packets that Cheerios is giving out. Some people think they’re great while others think they’re actually harmful for the bees. Well, as gardeners, we all know how important bees are to our gardens, so lets follow the advice from this article and create our own bee-friendly gardens! And please be careful and avoid plants treated with bee-harming neonicotinoids.