April is All About the Bees!

How Sage Creations Farm helps pollinators… and you can too!


We plant native plants at our farm.  Native plants are considered the best choice because of their abundance of nectar and pollen, in addition to being low maintenance, generally pest free, drought tolerant, and their natural ability to conserve water.

We give our pollinators continuous food supply.  We choose pollinator-friendly plants that bloom during spring, summer and fall. It is especially important to plant flowers that bloom in early spring and late summer so bees have adequate food when emerging from and preparing for winter hibernation. In the springtime, we leave the dandelions in our lawn. Most often this is the first food the bees have to forage when emerging in the Spring (they are yummy for you too).

We plant FIFTY different lavender species that bloom sequentially Spring to early Fall.

We use ZERO pesticides on our farmA healthy garden with the pest deterring plant species and an abundance of pollinators will support natural beneficial insects—reducing the need for pest control.

We embrace a wide diversity of plants. Different flower sizes, shapes and colors, as well as varying plant heights and growth habits. Include a combination of native plant species, heirloom plants and herbs in your pollinator garden. Common herbs such as rosemary, oregano, basil, marjoram, borage and lavender are excellent bee plants. Allow unharvested fruits and vegetables to bolt (go to flower) for added bee food.

We installed bat boxes at our farm. Bats are also pollinators that need our help! Leave snags (dead or dying trees) for habitat or install bat boxes, which provide shelter to our batty friends so they can keep providing pest control and pollination in our gardens and farms.

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