100 Plants to Feed the Bees - Provide and Protect the Blooms That Pollinators Need to Survive and Thrive - by The Xerces Society, will be published by Storey Publishing on Dec 27th.
This one is a book plenty of great pictures, and explanations of 100 fundamental plants, flowers, shrubs, mostly native plants indispensable for bees and their wonderful honey.
Who don't love honey? Well, for having a great honey and first of all for preserving the habitat of bees, it's indispensable to prepare for them the perfect humus and the perfect...meal for their everyday summer long job.
In the book a lot of recommendations: avoid pesticides and create a genuine, beautiful, relaxing heavenly environment for bees. And for you.
Also the use of chemical sprays for sometimes parasites in plants and flowers can be dangerous for bees. It can cause their departures or profound alterations of their life in worse.
But what bees need the most? Many wildflowers. A garden plenty of colorful wildflowers, and a rich habitat.
The book after these suggestions divided in sections: Native plants, let's remember the California Poppy, prairie Clover, Salvia, Sunflower, then Native Trees and Shrubs like Acacia, Basswoods, Blackberry, Blueberry, rhododendron, Rabbit Bush, Rose, Tulip Tree, Yerba Santa.
Another section will interest Trees and Shrubs like Orange and another one Herbs and Ornamentals, so all that plants planted by men for decoration or also for... cooking. Let's think at herbs.
These plants can be perennials and annuals and they can be: basil, coriander, lavender, cosmos, rosemary, thyme....
The sections is concluded by the Native and nonnative pastures plants like Clover, mustard.
I love this book so badly. I love bees, we had bees once and there is nothing, nothing more delicious than eating real honey.
The honey of your bees.
You can buy and read this book with great confidence if you want to create a great, good fairy-tale environment to all your bees and if you also want to know the various herbs, plants, trees that exist in your immense territory. It is a great interesting trip.
I thank NetGalley for this book!
Anna Maria Polidori