Help the Bees

What you can do to help:

Well, spring is almost here (Think positive!) and soon enough we will be digging in our gardens! As you are contemplating your vegetable garden why not consider inviting some bees to visit and pollinate your crops! How do you do that? Well, thanks for checking in! You could consider planting some of the following flowers in and about your vegetable garden!

Early summer bee flowers

  • Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida, perennial)
  • Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium, perennial)

Summer bee flowers

  • Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual)
  • Blue Giant Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum, perennial)
  • Horsemint (Monarda punctata, perennial)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea, perennial)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp., annual or perennial)

Late summer and fall bee flowers

  • Asters (Symphotrichum spp., perennial)
  • Joe-Pye Weeds (Eutrochium spp., perennial)
  • Goldenrods (Solidago spp., perennial)

Imagine all those super happy bees flying past with big smiles on their faces! Please take care of our bees as they really do provide an indispensable service to all of us!

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Useful Links

Pollinator Health  – Province of Ontario

Ontario Bee Keepers Association