Bee Gardening Resources

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE Honey bee on wallflower

An important part of the Haven’s mission is to inspire the planting of other bee gardens. Here are some resources to help:

Fact sheets
Bee gardening basics

Making and using solitary bee houses

Helpful plant lists
Honey Bee Haven plant list, updated November 2016

Sortable Excel version of the Honey Bee Haven plant list, updated January 2017 to include Sunset growing zones

List of California native plants in the Honey Bee Haven, updated November 2016

Bee garden plant list from the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

Plant list and plan for the Briggs Hall Pollinator Garden on the UC Davis main campus

Plant list and plan for the new Honeycomb Hideout garden bed. Includes water needs, flower colors, and bloom times.

25 water-wise plants for bee gardens of the Sacramento region with bloom times and bee resources. Updated October 2016.

Shade plants for bee gardens of the Sacramento region

Easy-to-grow bee plants for the Sacramento region

Ten-plant bee gardens: easy ways to get started or add to your bee garden
Winter bloom

PowerPoint presentations about bee gardening:
Water-wise gardening for bees (This is a large file that will take several minutes to download).

Pollinators and Pesticides (This is a large file that will take several minutes to download).

 

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