If you find yourself going through a stage of having an abundance of flowers in your veggie patch, but not a lot of fruit, you may need to increase the bees in your garden.
For flowers to fruit, the flowers need to be pollinated, and natures way to pollinate is the transfer of pollen via bees. The process bees undertake while collecting nectar for their colony, completes this much needed process. As the bees move from flower to flower collecting, they are simultaneously pollinating your flowers.
Veggies such as pumpkin, zucchini, squash and cucumbers all need to be pollinated by our friendly honeybees. The variety of plants I mentioned have male and female flowers. The pollen from the male flower is transferred to the female flower via the bees collecting nectar for themselves. And in doing so fertilize to produce fruit.
How to increase your bees
Tracey is the creator of the BaleGrow treatment system for Straw Bale Gardening