My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.
In the spring, Joe S. and I chatted about providing continuous bloom for bees in his garden. When one type of flower has finished blooming there should be other flowers just beginning to open and bloom. Continuous bloom is an important part of managing a continuous food supply for wild bees.
When I photographed his spring blooming flowers, he mentioned that the following bloom would provide food for his summer bees including summer mason bees.
|I will ask the gardener the name of this plant.|
|Crane’s bill- perrenial geranium|
|Fenced vegetable garden. Deer, will eat anything,
so plants have to be fenced in securely.
This beautiful and wonderfully scented rose is a mega-attractant to bees.
|This rose bush stands about 4 feet tall.|
|This rose is so attractive to bumble bees that at one
point there were 6 bees inside this one flower.
|More bees in this rose.|