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Beehive Garden, Wake Co


Name: Beehive Garden, Wake County

Open to the public? No

County: Wake

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

Extension Demonstration Garden? No

Approximate year the garden/landscape was established: 

What to look for: The beehives and honeybees came first, and the garden followed. The plants were chosen to bloom at different times of the year and attract pollinators, birds and butterflies to the area. The bees don't need to fly far from the hive to find good sources of nectar.

Some of the plants included in this garden are: coreopsis, mountain mint, goldenrod, rosemary, black-eyed susan, butterfly weed and lily of the valley. Plants like mountain mint and bee balm can spread quickly, something to keep in mind when planting a bed.

In early summer the beebalm and black-eyed Susans are blooming, the goldenrod has grown well and will put on a show later.  

Horticulture: The bees need nectar and pollen sources from spring through fall. It is important to include plants on which the bees can forage throughout the seasons.