Author(s): Xerces Society
100 Plants to Save the Bees highlights the best species to attract and sustain honey bees, bumble bees, and other native bees and pollinators. Nectar rich and/or high value pollen plants will include varieties of native wildflowers, garden plants, native trees and shrubs, and native as well as non native bee pasture plants from alfalfa to vetch. Full colour photographs of the plant in bloom - many featuring bees busy at work - are accompanied by at a glance information including which pollinators the plant attracts and all the necessary planting data. Regional and seasonal planting guidelines ensure everyone can plant at the right time and in the right place to save their bees.
Bees along with other pollinators, are essential to food production and ultimately human life, and their survival is in critical position. One of the simplest ways we can help ensure their future is by providing and protecting the plants they thrive on. In an at a glance, photo driven format, 100 Plants to Save the Bees presents 100 nectar and pollen rich plants that home gardeners can cultivate to create a more bee friendly world and turn their back gardens, fields, and vacant lots into pollinator paradises.