May Day Honey Bee Report: Rue

A couple of years ago, Ramon gifted our garden with two rue plants that his daughter had rooted. He told us that they would ward off evil. When one died last year, he questioned us carefully about who had been in the garden.

Rue on the right at the entry of our garden.

We replaced the rue that did not survive, and the plant is doing well, it’s small (on the left just out of the picture) but the other is a large bush now, and blooming. The honey bees love it!  If you are wondering what to do for your honey bees in your garden, planting rue is a very good idea—and it may offer protection as well!