An important part of the Haven’s mission is to inspire the planting of other bee gardens. Here are some resources to help:
Bee gardening basics
Making and using solitary bee houses
Bee collecting and identification resources
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
Information for Southern California Bee Gardeners
As a Northern California-based garden, our experience at the Haven is drawn largely from this region. For information about bee plants specific to Southern California, visit the UC Cooperative Extension — San Diego’s website.