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Lots of Sweet Nectar from Lemon Balm

Another bee favorite

Image by Markéta Machová from Pixabay

Gardeners since Ancient Greece grew lemon balm and believed it kept the bees close. With copious nectar and a lemony scent, it smells heavenly. Its genus comes from the Greek word for “honey bee.”

Balm means balsam, or a sweet, oily resin. Melissa demonstrates antimicrobial activity. So…

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