You Can Help Your Local
Do you like flowers in your garden? Honey Bees do! Of course, there are many other "critters"
that help to pollinate and who happen to love some of the same flowers as bees do:
Hummingbirds, Butterflies and various "bee" type insects, just to
name a few.
If you like a flower garden, why not plant those which honey bees love to forage upon?
Naturally, there are different climates we all live in, but for
our area, or "zone" here in Santa Cruz County, we encourage you to plant some of the following:
Alyssum, Ornamental Strawberry, Marigold, Zinnia, Bottlebrush,
Lavenders, Valerian, Buckwheat, Salvias, Eucalyptus Ficifolia "Red Flowering Eucalyptus", Native Eucalyptus, Wild
Mustard, Flowering Plum, Flowering Pear, Sage, Toyon, Escallonia, Cotoneaster, Orange tree, Lime Tree, Lantana, Ceanothus,
Hibiscus, Albizia Julibrissin "Silk Tree", to name just a few.
Plant some of the above in your yard. But, remember, never
spray with pesticides! Sounds like a "no-brainer", but sometimes we think that using certain pesticides might
not be harmful. Always make certain that what is used in your garden is not going to kill beneficial insects and birds!
For all the beekeepers, at least in our area, and
hopefully for all in the land, I say,
"Thank You! For helping by planting flowers that thrive in your "zone"
for all honey bees to enjoy!"
planting these to help other creatures "make a living". Afterall, helping them is also important for their
and our survival.