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Black Bears!
 
"How can you help the Honey Bees?" 
  Many times we are asked: "How can I help the Honey Bees?" There are several answers to this question. First I would recommend to limit your use of pesticides. If you feel you must control the insects in your lawn and gardens try to practice I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management)
   Another suggestion, if you have some vacant or barren land, try seeding it with wildflowers or contact one of our beekeepers and let them place a few hives on your property. You may even consider starting a beehive of your own. Why not? We can help, it's not rocket science.

   Click HERE to download the PDF "Garden Tips - attracting bees" provided by: Haagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees.

 "Imagine a world without Honey Bees"

  Check out "Help the Honey Bees"site by: Haagen-Dazs


PA. Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources:  Landscaping with Native Plants in Pennsylvania.


  If you would just like to accent your landscaping or flowerbeds with some Bee-friendly plants we have published a list of them below.


Annuals 

Asters

Calliopsis

Clover

Marigolds

Poppies

Sunflowers

Zinnias

 

 

Perennials

Buttercups

Clematis

Cosmos

Dahlias

Echinacea

English Ivy

Foxglove

Geraniums

Germander

Globe Thistle

Hollyhocks

Hyacinth

Rock Cress

Roses

Sedum

Snowdrops

Squills

Tansy

Yellow Hyssop

Garden Plants

Blackberries

Cantaloupe

Gourds

Peppers

Pumpkins

Raspberries

Squash

Strawberries

Watermelons

 

 

Herbs

Bee Balm

Borage

Catnip

Coriander

Fennel

Lavender

Mints

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrubs

Blueberry

Butterfly Bush

Button Bush

Honeysuckle

Indigo

Privet

 

 

Trees

Alder

American Holly

Basswood

Black Gum

Black Locust

Buckeyes

Catalpa

Eastern Redbud

Fruit trees

Golden Rain Tree

Hawthorns

Hazels

Linden

Magnolia

Maples

Mountain Ash

Sycamore

Tulip Poplar

Willows

 

 If you are a grower of  Bee pollinated Crops

   If you are a grower of Bee pollinated crops and rent Honey Bees for their service PLEASE click HERE to read "Protecting Honey Bees from Chemical Pesticides" published by: Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State.