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

Helpful plant lists

Sortable Excel version of the Honey Bee Haven plant list, current as of March 2021

Bee garden plant list from the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

Plant list and plan for the Briggs Hall Pollinator Garden on the UC Davis main campus

Plant list and plan for the new Honeycomb Hideout garden bed. Includes water needs, flower colors, and bloom times.

Recommended low-water bee plants. Updated October 2019 based on our plant evaluation trials.

Recommended shade plants for bee gardens 

Easy-to-grow bee plants for the Sacramento region

Ten-plant bee gardens: easy ways to get started or add to your bee garden
Winter bloom

PowerPoint presentations about bee gardening:
Water-wise gardening for bees (This is a large file that will take several minutes to download).

Pollinators and Pesticides (This is a large file that will take several minutes to download).

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