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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

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12:46PM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

I will plant them ASA I am capable.

7:06AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

Happy to see that I have most of these! The bees also love the raspberry bushes. I love to watch them- so busy. I also think it is important to educate people, especially kids, on the difference between wasps and bees. So many just assume any flying, winged yellow and black insect is a "bee". While there are varieties of bees, they don't have a waist, and unless Africanized, tend to be docile and generally will not sting unless provoked or defending the hive. Wasps, on the other hand, have a waist, come in many varieties and are often aggressive. I've seen too many people randomly try to kill "bees" erroneously assuming that they will attack. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone.

6:47AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

We had a hard winter, so I lost some of my plants. I will replace them and get some others on the list.
When my son was young, he was so scared of being stung. I told him that if you leave them alone, they will leave you alone!

4:49AM PDT on May 2, 2014

When bees start disappearing, you really know the environment is under threat.

8:53PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

*saw

8:52PM PDT on Apr 27, 2014

I hope everyone say this article too - http://www.care2.com/greenliving/build-a-native-bee-habitat-from-reclaimed-wood.html

When I move in the summer I plan to make a bee hive, I will also make sure I plant a few of the suggested plants to help attract them to my garden.

8:04PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

Excellent advice. It's unfortunate that bees have gotten such a bad rep lately with so many people being allergic. I'm really glad that there are people around nurturing these important little critters as well.

9:40AM PDT on Apr 19, 2014

now that mine on the list are in bloom there are indeed lots of bees

3:54PM PDT on Apr 17, 2014

Thank you for letting me know about the plants that bees like. As it turns out, some of them are also medicinal for humans, notably lavender, rosemary, sage, catnip, oregano, and yarrow.

3:13PM PDT on Apr 13, 2014

sure. thank you!

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