Be Bee Friendly

My dad took this beautiful photo outside of our office a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, it’s bee-opolis! Can anybody tell us what the bush is? I’d be interested in getting one for our yard.

We’re all aware of the vanishing honeybees issue. While we’re not quite ready to start keeping bees (though it’s a hopeful one-day project for me), we’re keen to make our yard and garden more bee-friendly. I found this helpful list and want to keep it in mind as we choose our plants:

In our yard, we find lots of  buttercups and honeysuckle (reportedly planted by my great-grandmother). We have lavender and rosemary, and several fruit trees. There are hawthorn, hazel, and maple trees. The Mr. plans to plant a blueberry bush, and I’d like to add cilantro, thyme and a variety of mints to our herb garden. Fruits and veggies… well, we’ll see. 😉

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4 Comments

  1. The lovely bush the bee is enjoying could be a Tatarian Honeysuckle bush. Check to see if one of the older stems of the plant is hollow. Honey suckle bushes are very invasive little shrub and like to take over gardens. If you think black berry bushes are bad, these pretty little shrubs might be worse. I’ll see if I can find you a picture and send you the link.

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