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BCG BLOG — save the bees

Fall Flowers For Pollinators

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Before I started keeping bees, I only partially paid attention to flowers and the needs of pollinators.  Well ever since I started keeping bees, that has all changed.  I make sure that no matter the season I have pollen-rich plants for the pollinators.Many people think about spring and summer as a busy time for bees.  This is true, but in our mild fall climates, they are also buzzing around collecting pollen during this time.  Bees use this fall time to make sure they have enough honey to survive through the winter.  Not planting fall flowers hurts the bee population and...

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Flower Power- Flowers for Bees

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There are a lot of pollinators in the world, but the most efficient and well known are bees.  Bees and other pollinators are the backbones of our food system. They carry pollen from one plant to another, fertilizing the plants, making them capable of producing fruits, vegetables, and seeds.  Creating an oasis of pollinator-friendly plants helps the bees refuel with pollen for their hive, making them able to do their job more efficiently.  Planting perennials that flower consistently throughout the year is helpful for bees. It has been proven that native plants are 4x more attractive to bees than exotic...

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Planting Bulbs

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Planting bulbs is an easy way to add years color and attract beneficial insects to your garden. Also, in my opinion, one of the easiest ways to get started gardening. Whether you get a pot/container or dig a whole Just remember these simple steps.   How To Plant Bulbs 1.       Loosen and spade the soil for the intended planting area. 2.       Dig a hole twice the size of the bulb. For larger bulbs, that’s around 8” deep and for smaller bulbs around 4” deep.3.       Place bulb in the hole with the root side down and pointy side up. Like most...

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