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Name the top plants in your yard for bees.

 
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Sharla Kew wrote:Hey everybody. I'm doing a series of images based on advice, etc. from the forms, and I did one from this thread! It's from the second (or third?) post in the thread.
Thanks, John!



That is Awesome Sharla!
 
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Sharla Kew wrote:Hey everybody. I'm doing a series of images based on advice, etc. from the forms, and I did one from this thread! It's from the second (or third?) post in the thread.
Thanks, John!



Oh my, that is lovely! Simple, informative, eye catching, and I like that it used a permaculture theme that is actually pretty mainstream (disappearing bees issue).
 
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Yesterday I was out and there were small bees and a couple of big bumblebees having a fun time around the Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium.)
Sadly this is really all I have to offer them at this time.
 
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Simple question for me to answer:

African blue basil. I get tons of bees on it 12 months of the year. In fact, in the spring when I want my trees pollinated, I cut it way back because the bees would rather attend to the blue basil than my fruit trees.
 
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This week, the most popular flower for honeybees in my garden was breadseed flowers.

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Bees on breadseed flowers
Bees on breadseed flowers
 
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My 10 foot tall hibiscus (rose of sharon) is completely loaded with all kinds of bees right now!  I am enjoying watching the bumblebees burrowing down into the flowers and getting covered in yellow pollen!
 
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Figwort, borage and comfrey for both honey and bumbles.
 
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