Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting’s Story


Growing native wildflowers can improve your habitat for pollinators and many species of wildlife including songbirds.

In 2016, I started Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting. Busy Bee focuses on plants for honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife conservation. It blends my love of beekeeping, wildlife biology, conservation, and education. My goal with Busy Bee is to help homeowners, farmers, and small landowners improve the wildlife, honey bee, and native pollinator habitat on their land.

I chose the name Busy Bee for two reasons. First, it seemed like a natural fit because honey bees and native pollinators are a major focus of the business. Second, I knew that adding a nursery to all my other activities would require me to become an even “busier bee” than I already was.

Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting is a division of Grassy Roads, LLC. The nursery portion of Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting is licensed through the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist.

If you want to learn more about your local pollinators and wildlife, including gardening for pollinators and wildlife, then I encourage you to check out my Backyard Ecology blog and podcast.

Plants

Most of the plants I sell are native to Kentucky, and most years I only have native plants for sale. However, there are many plants that are good for honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife conservation that aren’t native to this state. I offer a few of these as well. I joke that I have a (mostly) native plant nursery.

I start all of the plants I sell from seed and can tell you everything that has been done to the plants from the time the seeds were planted. All of my plants are also Kentucky Proud. Learn more about the nursery portion of Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting including what plants I have available this year by clicking on the “Plants” heading above.

Consulting Services

Many homeowners and landowners want to improve their pollinator and wildlife habitat or incorporate native plants into their landscape but aren’t sure how to do it. I can help with that. In addition to the plants I grow and sell, I also offer consulting services. I’ll walk your land with you, listen to your goals, identify any native or invasive plants you already have growing, and offer suggestions for how to best accomplish your goals. Learn more about the consulting portion of Busy Bee Nursery and Consulting by clicking on the “Consulting Services” heading above.