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Jun 26

Oh…BEE-have! A Guide to Bee-Friendly Gardening

Posted by GeriMiller on 26 Jun 2012. Filed under  Garden Care, How To Guides, Wildlife gardens, Wildlife Gardens View Comments

This is the handout for my “Oh Beehave” class on Bee-friendly organic gardening.L

Click on image to download PDF of this lecture's handout.

LINKS

Bee-u-tiful Bee boxes
Great Advice and Bee Box DIY Plans

4 Responses to “Oh…BEE-have! A Guide to Bee-Friendly Gardening”

  1. Hi,
    I like this guide, but I’m curious about why you list the California Buckeye as bee friendly. It is completely poisonous, and the common European Honey Bee, which is now prevalent throughout the U.S., cannot resist the enticing blossoms that will kill them, as they have no resistance to the toxins. Only native bees and butterflies can survive all of the poisons in this lovely tree.

    ~ Jo

    Posted by Jo Mills on June 28th, 2012 at 2:48 pm Reply

    • Hi Jo,
      Did not know that about the buckeye and honeybees! It was always on my list but never came across the lit about the diference in toxicity for native vs honey bees. Thanks for the ‘heads-up’.

      Posted by GeriMiller on June 28th, 2012 at 2:57 pm Reply

    • Confirmed your facts Jo…thanks! I’ve corrected!

      Posted by GeriMiller on June 28th, 2012 at 3:08 pm Reply

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