Tom's Bees | Tom Curren Companies Skip to main content

Tom’s Bees

April 22, 2021

Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden In Your Yard (or a Window Box!)

Offering a selection of easy-to-grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables that provide food for our vital insect pollinators is simple, satisfying, [...]
October 9, 2020

Together, We Can Put a Ban On Pesticides

We are encouraging your help in supporting a proposed Massachusetts legislation that, if passed, would limit the use of pollinator-killing [...]
September 3, 2020

Honey Supers, The Beekeepers Harvest

Every beekeeper looks forward to the day when they are able to reap the rewards of our hives--- honey! Local [...]
May 29, 2020

The Queen Needs a Name!

Everything seems to be buzzing around town.  Kids are being home schooled. Our crews are hard at work [...]
December 8, 2019

Preparing Our Hives for Winter

Winter is coming! Although many of us are still enjoying all that Autumn has to offer, for diligent beekeepers it [...]
November 15, 2019

Taking Inspiration from the Bees to Build a Better, More Beautiful World

For more than three decades, Tom Curren Companies has been a recognized name in the home remodeling industry. We’re well-known [...]
November 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Recipes with Our Favorite Ingredient – Honey!

It’s that time of year again! Autumn in New England brings crisp air, beautifully changing leaves and our seasonal Fall [...]

Offering a selection of easy-to-grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables that provide food for our vital insect pollinators is simple, satisfying, and environmentally sound. 

Bees and other pollinators feed on a variety of flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. While there are many pollinator friendly options to consider, here are just a few easy-to-grow plants that thrive in the Massachusetts area and provide beneficial habitat for our bees.  

Flowers: 

These plants provide lovely blooms and food for pollinators.

  • Foxglove

  • Columbine

  • Lilies

  • Geraniums

  • Milkweed

  • Coneflower

  • Asters

Herbs:

These herbs support the bees and provide health benefits and flavor to meals. Snip off small amounts, as needed, and add them to sautés, soups, and salads.

  • Mints

  • Oregano

  • Lavender

  • Salvia

  • Thyme

Fruits and Vegetables:

Many of our food plants require insect pollination to bear fruit, and when plenty of bees are present, harvests are more abundant.

  • Blueberries

  • Tomatoes

  • Sunflowers

  • Beans and peas

  • Squash

Supporting the local bee population offers homeowners multiple benefits. Both bees and people love flowers (a win-win) and attracting honey bees to your garden bed or potted plant landscape can noticeably increase vegetable and herb harvest. For more questions about how to make your home a more bee-friendly place, give Tom a call!

 

Get A Free Quote Today!