TIPS FOR ATTRACTING BEES:

Bees are more attracted to yellow, white and the blue-purple range . Fragrant flowers . Plants with a long flowering season to assure a continuous food supply . Early spring flowers after a long hungry winter . Select single flower heads. Double headed flowers look showy but produce much less nectar and make it more difficult to access pollen . Avoid highly hybridised plants which have been bred not to seed and thus produce very little pollen . Choose different types of flowers to ensure blooms through as many seasons as possible . Provide fresh water . Don’t use pesticides . Plant indigenous plants . Plant flowers in clumps . Plant where bees will visit- sunny spots and sheltered from strong winds

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