I was thrilled to come across The Bee-friendly Garden by Kate Frey a few days after my local town of Flagstaff, Arizona legalized backyard beekeeping. Bees are a critical element in many ecosystems and are an essential part of beautiful and delicious gardens. I am excited to start planning this spring’s garden with bees in mind.
The Bee-friendly garden is a beautiful volume filled with full color photos and lots of text explaining how to create a garden that supports biodiversity. The emphasis, of course, is on choosing plants that foster and nurture bees…which will in turn increase the quality and flavor of your harvest.
The final chapter diverges a little from gardening and discusses bee activism. We live at a time when bees are dying off for any number of reasons and protecting and promoting a healthy bee population is a necessity. Starting a bee-friendly garden in your yard is a great first step.
I highly recommend this title for anyone in the process of planning this year’s garden. A few minor changes can have a huge impact, not just for the quality of your harvest but for the environment as a whole. 5 stars.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.