How to Help Bees

Horticulture: Bees and Trees and Flowers – How you can help the bees

TIPS FOR MAKING A BEE-FRIENDLY GARDEN

  • Avoid using pesticides
  • Plant a variety of flower types & shapes
  • Plan for blooms all season
  • Plant native flowers
  • Plant flowers which are white, yellow, blue or purple
  • Plant flowers in clumps
  • Avoid sterile hybridized plants
  • Provide shallow watering areas

Download  How to Help Bees and other Pollinators for more information

BEES & TREES – the Dynamic Duo: Initiatives of the City of Calgary

Calgary trees that bees love (just to name a few):

  • Wolf Willow
  • Crab-apple
  • Caragana
  • Lilac
  • Red Elder
  • Maple
  • Russian Olive

Added bonus: most of these trees are fruit-flowering, so (after the bees do their work) you can reap the rewards.