AP quotes Drummond in article on planting flowering herbs to help bees

The Associated Press quoted Frank Drummond, a professor of insect ecology and insect pest management at the University of Maine, in an article about planting flowering herbs to help bees. Herbs appeal to a variety of bee species, and can help provide the declining populations with the plants they need to thrive, the article states. “It is mostly the abundant nectar that brings the bees in. Some of the more attractive herbs to bees are thyme, comfrey, borage, oregano, bee’s friend, lemon balm, rosemary, hyssop, sage, lavender and chives,” said Drummond. The Washington Post and The Columbian carried the AP article.