In addition to all fashion trends and vain appearances, many people try to live their lives in a sensible and environmentally friendly way. The news that we humans have unfortunately been living on credit to the earth for a long time should already have reached everyone’s mind. Our task now would be to rethink consumption and to finally do what is in our hands. In addition to thinking and living sustainably, you can also relieve and support the surrounding nature without much effort. That’s why we thought that bee-friendly plants would be a good topic for the upcoming gardening season and the given occasion.
Bee-friendly plants and why they are important to our existence
Why choose bee-friendly plants?
If you want to plant the balcony or garden anyway, there are also very useful plants or flowers that could even have a positive impact on our environment. Bee-friendly plants is a term that needs no explanation and it may still be unclear to some why bees should be considered.
No bees – no people
Once briefly for everyone: Plants need bees for their reproduction and bees need food. No flowers – no bees and without bees we humans can’t really make it very far.
With simple means we can support our environment
Medicinal herbs and flowering plants can slow down the extinction of bees
Below we would like to list 15 well-known and common plants that can easily be planted on a small balcony. In order to get you excited about this great activity, we deliberately chose plants that are also very good for us humans. Many medicinal herbs are part of it, but let’s start with it!
Lemon balm is one of the popular leg plants and the juice from the leaves tends to deter bees from stinging
Lemon balm is called the “panacea for the head”. Besides being calming in a very gentle and natural way, it also sharpens our memory. The bees only come when the lemon balm blooms and can no longer be used as a tea.
You can also have a small sunflower on your balcony. They are associated with summer and the bees are happy too.
Lots of sunflowers means lots of bees
Have you ever seen the leek bloom? Imagine a couple of cute little bees that only confirm your diligence.
Watching the leeks bloom – worth seeing and bee-friendly
This wonderful medicinal plant can just as easily be used as a spice for cheese or pasta. Has a good effect on our general condition and in the flowering period – on our environment!
Sage is tasty and healthy and you should leave something for the bees
Rosemary is often used with lamb. It is also fantastic as a medicinal plant for colds.
The winter heather goes well with the autumnal decoration on the balcony, but also as a bee-friendly plant in the garden. If you are lucky enough to have your garden in the country, you might need to know that not only is it liked by bees, but also by the famous Heidschnucke.
Thyme has a strong antibacterial effect and is used as an additive in natural cleaning products. It is also good for coughs and colds. Its delicate and aromatic flowers attract many bees.
Calendula is a delight to the eye all summer long and is well known for its healing properties on irritated skin. You can look forward to greedy bees for a whole summer.
cornflower and poppy
In May and June we see them everywhere and there is no harm in sowing poppies and cornflowers on the balcony or in the garden. For the purpose, you can use ready-made seed bombs.
The primrose is also famous for its healing properties. They are taken in the form of lozenges for coughs and sore throats. Even in spring, the first bees are happy about this early bloomer.
With this kitchen herb you can inspire both your friends and the bees.
The sweet aroma of carnation attracts many bees to visit you. Don’t be alarmed!
Danger! The ornamental shrub of the daphne is poisonous to humans, but good for the busy bees.
The strong aroma of hyssop is very attractive to bees and used to be a popular addition to green salads. Today the plant is used to flavor liqueurs and perfumes.
What happens when the bees disappear?
Many of us are familiar with Einstein’s claim that man cannot exist on this planet without bees. Bees are reported to be dying out and pollination is being reduced.
We, at Freshideen, have a tradition of ending our posts on an upbeat note, and for that reason will leave the topic open to all well-meaning people.