Feed a Bee encourages you to plant a pollinator-attractant habitat in your garden using these helpful tips:
• Plan for a long season of bloom. Combine plants that will bloom from early spring to
fall (even in winter in milder climates). A long season of color means a consistent food
source all season.
• Include diverse fl ower colors, fragrances and shapes. Bees are especially attracted to
flowers in shades of blue, purple, white and yellow. Butterflies love red and purple blooms.
• Plant in full sun. Many pollinators prefer to visit sunny locations.
• Plant generously. Large groupings of flowers are more attractive than single plants.
• Provide food and water sources. Use feeders to attract hummingbirds or salt licks to
lure butterflies. Provide fresh water – bee colonies require a ready source of water.
• Planting and care. Choose plants that are well-adapted to the sun and soil conditions in
your garden. Water as needed (even native plants will need water until established).
Visit feedabee.com to order your own seed packet (while supplies last) and tweet a bee
to feed a bee! For every tweet of the emoji and #FeedABee until October 1, Bayer
will plant wildflowers on your “bee-half.”