Do Just One Thing for May 25, 2017

It’s pretty common knowledge that planting flowers can help honeybees thrive; bees feed on the nectar that flowers produce, and they carry pollen to help with pollination. But not all flowers are the same when you’re choosing which varieties to put in your garden. Seek out flowers with “single tops,” instead of those with “double tops.”  Single-top flowers like marigolds and daisies are preferred because they produce more nectar and are desirable for bees. And avoid “hybridized” plants, which are bred not to seed and have a side effect of producing nearly no pollen.

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