Bees and Noxious Weed Control: Finding Common Ground

Noxious weeds and bees
  • Replace noxious weeds with non-invasive, more desirable species.
  • Control noxious weeds using pollinator friendly methods:
    • If treating noxious weeds with herbicide, in order to minimize negative impacts to bees and other pollinators, treatment prior to blooming season is recommended.
    • Do control work in the morning or evening when pollinators are less active.
    • Do as much control work as possble in early spring and fall when plants are not in bloom.
    • Replace noxious weeds with desirable species in conjunction with weed control efforts so there is still a source of pollen and nectar.
Plant for pollinators

Every landscape has habitat opportunities - from large or small gardens to window boxes and parking strips - every site can be a habitat.

Utilize plants native or non-invasive for your area.

Plant for continuous bloom throught the season from spring to fall.

Bee seeds

To see the progress of  local Thurston county resident's garden project utilizing "Bee-U-tify" pollinator friendly seed packets, Click Here. To request a seed packet for your garden, please email us at We will be giving out these seed packets while supplies last.

For more information:

The Xerces society

Pollinator Partnership

Washington Native Plant Society

Garden Wise, Non-Invasive Plants for Your Garden 

Bees and noxious weed control: finding common ground


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