For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees.
In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. No matter how small or large your space, and regardless of whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain. There are many personal benefits of having a bee garden as well! Bee gardens:
· contain a gorgeous variety of flowers
· bloom continuously throughout the seasons
· are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable
· develop healthy and fertile soil
· attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects
· increase the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest
· improve the quality, flavor, and size of your produce
Illustrated with spectacular full-color photos, The Bee-Friendly Garden debunks myths about bees, explains seasonal flower progression, and provides detailed instructions for nest boxes and water features. From “super blooming” flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid, The Bee-Friendly Garden is an essential tool for every gardener who cares about the planet and wants to make their yard a welcoming habitat for nature’s most productive pollinator.
I have long been fascinated by bees, and love nothing quite so much as sitting under my honeysuckle bush in spring and listening to the loud humming of bees of all kinds. And there are certainly all kinds. Frey discusses the many types…Read Review
I thought the book was excellent to read. A small coffee table book with a nice underlying solution t a big problem that the world have been facing. The Bee-friendly Garden is a great quick read with a light hearted ending. The bee crisis is…Read Review
Yay!! I have finally found a book that I can use for beekeeping! I learned so much from reading this book. I cannot express how excited I am to get my flower bee garden going this Spring and Summer! My dad has been telling me for years about…Read Review
More than 30 percent of our food crops rely on pollination by bees to produce their fruits…Read Review