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pollinationThe Bayer Bee Care Center’s pollinator garden is two acres of bee-attractant plants that provide enough supplemental forage to support two to four hives, with 40,000 to 60,000 bees each. The work in the Center’s pollinator garden focuses on biodiversity. The goal is to provide pollen and nectar sources for a variety of bee species and other pollinators (beetles, butterflies, bats, hummingbirds) and to develop nesting habitats. Bees use both the pollen and nectar to survive and to feed their developing young.

Did you know? Bayer has helped to establish pollinator gardens in other areas of the country. For example, Bayer helped to establish pollinator gardens at The SEED School of Washington, D.C., during National Pollinator Week in June 2014. The garden provides a great opportunity to teach students and the community about the importance of pollinators and the role they play in our lives. SEED school

Garden Signs
Signage in the Center’s pollinator garden identifies the plants that are located there, as well as the timing of their blooms.





An important aspect of the Center’s pollinator garden is the consideration given to providing year-round pollen and nectar sources for bees. For example, trees are essential to good bee habitat, as they provide early spring pollen and nectar before the longer-blooming plants of late spring and summer begin to grow. Below are some of the flowering trees and plants that offer nutrition and forage for the Center’s demonstration hive in early spring.


Blue Moon Phlox Forsythia Goat Willow
Blue Moon Phlox
Forsythia Goat Willow
Mahonia Bealei Okame Cherry Yoshino Cherry
Mahonia Bealei Okame Cherry Yoshino Cherry

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Bayer Bee Care Center Pollinator Garden Plant List
Check out the list of pollinator-friendly plants from the Bayer Bee Care Center Pollinator Garden in NC.» Download pdf (327.0 KB)
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