Bee Friendly Gardens

NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS

Eucalypts, Acacias, Callistemons, Melaleucas, Leptospermum, Grevillea, Casuarina, Boronia, Pittosporum, Melia, Banksia.

INTRODUCED TREES AND SHRUBS

Ligustrum, Pinus, Salix, Schimus, Camellia, Tamarix, Wisteria, Abelia, Prunus, Citrus, Fruit Trees, Lavender.

HERBS AND VEGETABLES

Borage, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, many vegetables including Beans, Pumpkins, Tomatoes

FLOWERS

Cineraria, Daisies, Gazanias, Forget-me-nots, Iceland Poppies, Portulacas, Roses, Stocks, Wallflowers.

OTHER SOURCES OF NECTAR AND POLLEN

FIELDCROPS

Sunflower, Canola (Rapeseed),Clover, Maize, Lucerne, Cotton, Soybean.

WEEDS

Cape Weed, Patersons Curse (Salvation Jane), False dandelion, Dandelion, Thistle ,Lantana, Blackberry.

INSECTICIDES ARE TOXIC TO BEES

Insecticides commonly used in the home garden are very toxic to bees. Try to spray very early in the morning or late in the evening.  If you know a neighbour close to you keeps bees they would appreciate you telling them when you are about to spray.

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