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:

Tip sheets
Bee gardening basics

Making and using solitary bee houses

Bee collecting and identification resources

Planting plans

Best Bee Plants garden plan. This is a full sun to light shade planting plan based on the plants most attractive to bees in our recently completed research trials. Designed by Andrea Suarez, UC Davis Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 2021.

Low Water Plants for Bees garden plan. This is a full sun to light shade planting plan based on bee-attractive, low-water plants that do well in northern California. Designed by Andrea Suarez, UC Davis Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 2021.

Helpful plant lists

Sortable Excel version of the Honey Bee Haven plant list

Recommended low-water bee plants for northern California

Bee garden plant list from the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

Recommended shade plants for bee gardens 

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