How & Why

Are Fig Trees Good For Bees?

Everyone likes figs, but are fig trees good for bees too? Fig trees are excellent for bees because they produce a significant amount of flowers that provide an ample source of nectar and pollen. Bees pollinate the flowers, which helps the tree thrive. Contrary to popular belief, these trees are not invasive so their growth will not have an adverse effect on native plants in your landscape.

Fig trees thrive in hot climates and can even handle dry conditions so they’re perfect if you live in a drought-prone area or don’t want to water your lawn every day.

How do I keep bees from eating my figs?

The one thing you have to do is spray the figs with the pesticide horticultural oil. The EPA registers this product for use to control pests on fruit trees, but it would take a liberal application of horticultural oil to kill honey bees that are foraging on your figs. The other option is to cover them with cheesecloth and keep it secure with duct tape. No matter what option you choose, be sure to provide a source of pollen and nectar so they can survive until the next flowering season comes along!

There are several different ways to keep bees from eating your figs. One is to spray them with horticultural oil, which will repel the bees. However, it’s important to remember that this will also repel all pollinators, including native bees and birds. Spray no more than once a month and inspect the area regularly for dead and dying leaves.

Another method of keeping bees off of fig trees is included in this article discusses several methods of keeping bees away from fig trees, including the use of bee barriers, repellents, and traps.

A third method is the use of horticultural oil misting systems to repel bees from your fig trees. These systems are relatively inexpensive and simple to install.