A colorful and blooming garden not only looks beautiful, with the right plants you can make an active contribution to the protection and preservation of bees. In this article, we will tell you how to make your garden bee-friendly.

First and foremost, a bee-friendly garden is characterized by the right plants. In this way, you not only create a varied range of food for wild and honey bees as well as other insects, but also a habitat. On top of that you are doing something good for the environment.

What should be considered when choosing plants?

Variety and variety are important for a bee-friendly garden: Choose lots of flowering plants when designing the garden. It is best to combine the different flowering times of the plants in such a way that there is always something flowering from spring to autumn.

The spring plants are considered to be particularly bee-friendly plants crocuses and snowdrop. lure later Lilacs, carnations, mallows and Rittersporn Insects in the garden – as well as flowering herbs such as Rosemary, Sage, Lavender and Thymian. In autumn, for example, it is the flowers of the Fat Her as well as the Aster.

However, not every plant that flowers is suitable for a bee garden. Flowers with double flowers, such as many rose plants, offer the animals hardly any nectar and make it difficult for them to eat and pollinate the plants. Plant open-flowered varieties instead.

Basically, bees are attracted to the color blue. Therefore, for example Traubenhyazinthen or Autumn Squill good on. Bees also particularly like to fly to native plants.

Particularly important plants for bees are:

  • Native flowering shrubs such as hawthorn, sloe, wild rose, willow, cherry, ornamental willow
  • flower meadows with e.g. bluebells, trefoil, knapweed, meadow sage, sainfoin, marguerite, yarrow, tufted vetch, wire vetch, scabious, scabious
  • ruderal surfaces with e.g. Natternkopf, Honigklee, Gelber Wau, Farber-Wau, Rainfern
  • onion plants such as leeks, onions, grape hyacinth, milk star, ornamental leeks, wild tulips
  • Wild perennialsB. Upright Ziest, Heilziest, Woll-Ziest, Dead Nettles, Black Nettle, Lion's Tail, Loosestrife, Spotted Loosestrife, Wild Teasel, Thistles, Elecampane, Oxeye
  • kitchen herbs B. Thyme, all kinds of sage, lavender
  • cruciferousB. Field mustard, white mustard, night violet, bittercress, stoneweed, goose cress, yellow woof, dyer's woof, bittercress, blue cushion



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