RoundUp has been in the news quite a lot lately – and the news is alarming. RoundUp has been declared a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organisation (WHO). (news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150422-glyphosate-roundup-herbicide-weeds/) Retail stores across Europe are taking glyphosate – the main ingredient of Monsanto’s […]
Peter Lindtner’s book Garden Plants for Honey Bees provides a beautiful guide to improving bee forage in your garden. He has a list of plants suitable for hobby beekeepers with 1-3 colonies and only 1/4 acre garden. Here is the list – with permission from the author: Suggested Bee Pasture
Type Latin Name Common Name Drought Tolerant Deer Resistant Perennial Aster amellus Michaelmas Daisy/Purple Aster Teucrium chamaedrys Wall Germander X Echinacea purpurea Coneflower Gaillardia aristata e.g. Arizona Sun Eutrochium purpureum Joe-Pye Weed Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Achillea millefolium Yarrow X Eschscholzia californica CA Poppy […]
The Oregon State University Extension Service has posted an article “12 Plants to Entice Pollinators to Your Garden“, reprinted below: CORVALLIS, Ore. — Consider adding some flower power to your landscape to bring in the buzz of pollinators to your garden. “Floral abundance is one of the strongest ways to promote […]
The Pacific Northwest Extension Publication on How to Reduce Bee Poisonings from Pesticides from Oregon State University has been recently updated. Click on the picture or the link to read the publication.
The Oregon State University Extension Service has posted an article “12 Plants to Entice Pollinators to Your Garden“. The Pollinator Partnership has published guides on selecting plants for pollinators. Our area is designated as the Sierran Steppe-Mixed Forest-Coniferous Forest-Alpine Meadow Province. You can find general advice on bee gardens at […]