​T H E  PRESCOTT BEE C L U B ​

Gardening for Bees

1.Provide a range of plants that offer a succession of flowers through spring, summer and fall.
2.Choose blue, purple, white, and yellow flowers – bees’ favorite     colors!
3.Include flowers in different shapes to accommodate many varieties of bees and other pollinators.
4.Plant flowers in clumps – 4 ft. in diameter or more if possible.
5.Plant where bees will visit – in the sun and sheltered from wind.
6.Scatter wildflowers in any spare patch of ground.
7.Let some space in your garden grow wild – bees like weeds!
8.Use local native plants – 4 times more attractive to bees! (See below)
9.Provide a shallow basin with clean water for thirsty bees.
10. Don’t use pesticides. Check compost labels.






Native Plants that Attract Bees
Compiled by Steve Miller at
The Native Garden
602 S. Montezuma St.   Prescott, AZ 86303
928-237-5560

Chocolate Flower                                                                            
Woolly Butterfly Bush                              
Fendlers Sundrop
Blue Mist                                      
Damianita
Gregg’s Mist Flower
Purple                Coneflower
Blackfoot Daisy
Cat Mint
Palmer’s Scented Penstemon
Mexican Hat
Autumn Sage
Trident Sage
Golden Zexmenia
Desert Zinnia 
Prairie Zinnia         
    


More on the Web:
http://gardening.about.com/od/attractingwildlife/a/Bee_Plants.html
http://www.wildflower.org/collections/

© 2012 Bee Enthusiasts and Educators of Prescott

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