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Wildflowers You Can Plant to Help Bees

If you’ve not heard that bee populations are in decline. A severe drop in bee numbers wouldn’t only mean less raw honey to go around, but it would also have a severe impact on plants and crops around the world. One in three bites of food we take, is thanks to pollinators like bees. Crops like fruit trees, wheat and corn all rely on pollination to grow.

Thankfully, there are things each and every one of us can do to help. One of those things is to plant wildflowers to provide bees with the pollen and nectar they need. This week is Bees Matter’s National Planting Week. So, what better time to think about planting bee-friendly wildflowers in your yard?

Mountainous Alberta has cold winters and warm summers. Here are some native wildflowers to consider planting if you are an Alberta resident:


  • Wild Rose
  • Wild Yarrow
  • Catilleja
  • Hawkweed
  • Geranium