Entries Tagged as 'Bees'

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Pollinator Plants

This spring, TheGardenLady just planted a packet of organic Sunflowers Helianthus annuus Lemon Queen (see here). These sunflowers are known to attract numerous kinds of bees and butterflies. And after they have finished blooming, I can save the seeds to plant again the following year as well as give seeds to friends so that more […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Honey Bee Troubles!

Bees are in Trouble! by Richard Elzey TheGardenLady just read the most recent articles on the death of the honey bees and other bees. (see here) The death of bees has been a concern for a number of years now, but the most recent articles are saying that this year is the worst ever – […]

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Bees in TheGardenLady’s garden

Chinese chives – עירית שומית by Eran Finkle A few mornings ago, as TheGardenLady did her daily walk in the garden to see which flowers had newly opened and what butterflies were nectaring, I was astounded to see the number of bees on many of my flowers. There seemed to be more bees than ever […]

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Celebrate the Bees – National Honey Bee Day – August 18th

Pollinator by macropoulos This Sat., Aug. 18 is National Honey Bee Day. Check out this website to see how you can help the Honeybees. A few things to do Join or contribute to one of the campaigns designed to help the honeybees, including Häagen-Dazs Help the Honey Bees, or The Foundation for the Preservation of […]

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Plants that Attract Bees

bee on mint flowers-1 by Mr Po One comment TheGardenLady received was from a beekeeper who was delighted that she has mints growing in her yard because they attract so many bees. I agree, my mint plants attract a lot of bees as do other plants and herbs that are in flower as well as […]

Monday, September 13th, 2010

The Honey Bee Conservancy

Lustrous Spicy Jatropha and a busy shiny-winged Honey Bee by jungle mama This is an update on honey bees. This summer TheGardenLady saw numerous bees on all her flowers. It is delightful to see how happy the bees are. However, when I looked at the bees, I rarely saw a honey bee. I think I […]

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Helping Bees, Our Native Pollinators

Bee pollinating a flowering ground cover by Martin_Heigan I have read that it has been calculated that one out of every three to four mouthfuls of food we eat and beverages we drink is delivered to us by pollinators. There are thousands of native pollinators. I believe the figure is something like 20,000 worldwide.  See […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

How To Help Pollinators

Every reader of TheGardenLady knows the importance of pollinators to pollinate (pol·li·nate- definition of the verb; To transfer pollen from an anther to the stigma of (a flower)  flowers, vegetables and other plants, shrubs and trees.) All agriculture depends on pollinators.  “Pollinators are essential to Life.”  We’ve read numerous articles about the problem called bee […]