It may come as old news to you but our planet’s bee and honeybee populations are in sharp decline. With the urbanization of the world bees are one of the species that are taking the hardest hit. Bees are an extremely important part of our ecosystem, serving as an essential part of the pollination of many fruits, vegetables and other types of plants.
So how can you help? Make your trees multipurpose and multi-beneficial by choosing to plant tress that not only you can enjoy but that will help honeybees and other pollinators year-round. There is no shortage of trees and shrubs that can help boost the honeybee population and they all bloom during different seasons. Use these trees to help grow the bees’ presence and in turn help the ecosystem.
Trees and shrubs that are good for Honeybee’s
- Crab apple trees
- American Basswood
- Tulip tree
- Southern Magnolia
Choosing the plant that is best for you
There are many other options out there that can help you do your part to save the bees. It is important to note that you should always try and choose plants that are regionally appropriate. Trees that are in their respective best environments are healthier and produce better results to the environment.
If you’ve stumbled upon this post and want to get involved head over to Greenpeace’s page on bees to see how you can help. And if you’re already convinced and have some old dead trees that you’d like to make room for new bees’ beneficial ones, give us a call at (513) 769-8733 or contact us here. Thanks for reading and happy planting!