We are planning to get bees. It's been something I've wanted to do, but not something that I think should be rushed into. I want my garden to welcome them when they arrive. So I've been planting.
Bees like blue and yellow flowers, so I have been keeping that in mind. I know they'll love the calendula, coreopsis, purple phlox, delphiniums, roses, hyssop, lavender and borage in my garden.
I have planted bergamot, which is also called bee balm. Because bergamot is red, the bees may not be as attracted to it, but that's fine with me because hummngbirds and butterflies are constant visitors to the shaggy red blooms.
|Bergamot also called Bee Balm|
The "buzziest" place in my gardens right now, though has to be the kitchen garden. The squash blossoms are humming.
|Bee in a Squash Blossom|