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
Woolly Butterfly Bush
Gregg’s Mist Flower
Palmer’s Scented Penstemon