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.
These plants provide lovely blooms and food for pollinators.
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.
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.
Beans and peas
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!