Native Garden Makeover Series - Episode 6: Planting to attract bees
Welcome to episode six of our Native Garden Makeover Series. In this episode, Mick Davis explains how you can establish a native garden that attracts native bees and insects.
Native bees play an important role in the pollination of native plants. Some native flowers need vibration to release their pollen, a technique that introduced bees (such as honey bees) can’t do!
Some interesting facts about native Australian bees:
- Native bees are mostly stingless, so they are safe to enjoy your garden with you.
- There are over 200 species of native bees in the South West of Australia.
- To attract more bees to your native garden, you can build or buy a bee hotel. Bee hotels give them a home in the garden.
- Native bees love Verticordias. Any plants with a yellow, blue, pink or white flower.
Some examples include:
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Missed an episode? You can catch up below:
- Episode 1: Choosing native plant varieties
- Episode 2: Summer watering tips
- Episode 3: How to establish a native garden
- Episode 4: Planting with kids
- Episode 5: Planting in shaded areas