• Springfield Illinois: These 4 Flowers Are Great for Attracting Honeybees

    December 1, 2020
  • A beautiful garden attracts more than humans. It becomes home to swarms of honeybees that drink nectar from the flowers and bring it back to their hives to produce honey. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about saving the honeybees, and the best way to do just that is to plant a garden that they’ll be attracted to instantly.

    First, you’ll need to know which types of flowers to select. Next, you’ll want to take precautionary measures to keep the bees out of harm’s way. Finally, you’ll want to enjoy seeing the hardworking flying insect out and about while you’re outdoors gardening.

    Selecting the Right Flowers for Your Outdoor Paradise

    A honeybee flying to a pink flower in Springfield, Illinois. These four flowers are great at attracting honeybees:

    1. Although you raise it from seed, this annual flower is a favorite of the flying insect. It’s a hardy flower that does need regular deadheading to keep new blooms growing. Cosmos have the perfect surface for bees to have a smorgasbord.
    2. To keep the flowers blooming for longer, make sure to remove all dead ‘heads’ as soon as possible. That one act alone will keep the honeybees coming around. Marigolds are low-maintenance, making them an excellent choice for your outdoor landscape.
    3. When given a choice, select yellow opposed to red or orange, which bees do not like. Also, avoid the non-allergen variety because they’re ideal for the gardener with allergies but not something the flying insect touches while buzzing around your yard.
    4. A honeybee hovering over many purple flowers in Springfield, IllinoisNot only do all varieties of this flower smell great, but they’re also ideal for attracting bees. They can’t wait to enjoy a floral feast. Thankfully, they do, or else our crops wouldn’t be pollinated, and we’d have no food to eat.

    If you’re on a campaign to save the honeybees, there is more that you can do than share a post or video on social media. You can provide them with a source of nourishment by planting the type of flowers in your yard that attracts the flying insect. The list above is by no means complete. It does, however, give you ideas as to what to plant this year in your flowerbeds.

    You Pick the Flowers, and We’ll Install Them in Your Yard for You

    Custom Taylor’d Lawn & Landscape can install your honeybee-loving flowers for you today. Let us know where you’d like them placed and how many of each variety you want where. That way, you’re able to have a yard that looks beautiful and attracts bees.