Contact-free Deliveries and Open Houses


Overview for 2021 Growing Season

From late April through approximately late September, I will be offering a series of contact-free deliveries in Bowling Green and Glasgow. The deliveries will take place biweekly in Bowling Green and approximately once a month in Glasgow. All deliveries are by pre-order only and are to be picked up at the designated location.

All of my plants are pesticide-free and beneficial to honey bees, native pollinators, and wildlife.

I will also be offering monthly by-appointment Open House visits at our nursery / farm. The nursery is located at our home, so we only accept visitors during scheduled Open Houses.

Current list of native plants and other items available

I harvested my 2020 honey crop on July 4. My honey comes from my bees located at my farm in Barren County. My blog post, 2020 Honey Harvest!, gives you a behind the scenes look at this year’s honey harvesting process.

Details about next contact-free deliveries:

  • May 7, 2021: 5:30 p.m., parking lot of Beaver Creek Park, Glasgow, KY
  • May 8, 2021: 10:00 a.m., parking lot of the WKU Small Business Development Center (a.k.a. old mall), Bowling Green, KY
  • See link above for list of native plants and other items that will be available on May 7 and 8.
    • E-mail me a list of the items you want. For plants with multiple sizes available, please let me know what size you want.
    • I will make sure I still have everything available that you are interested in and send you an invoice.
    • Invoices are due prior to picking up your items, unless you have made prior arrangements with me.
  • If you are not satisfied with any of the items that I picked for you, please let me know before you leave with them.
    • I will be happy to keep those items and refund your money for them.
    • I cannot be responsible for plants or other items after you take possession of them.

Details about next Open House

  • May 23, 2021
  • 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • By appointment only. Schedule your appointment at https://calendly.com/busybeenursery/nurseryvisit.
    • Each appointment is for 30-minutes to allow you plenty of time to shop, ask questions, etc. without having anyone else around.
  • Available plants and other items will be announced soon.

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Frequently asked questions about contact-free deliveries

What if I prefer to pay by cash or check?

Let me know when you send the list of items you want. I’ll put an empty flower pot next to your order. When you pick up your order, drop exact cash or a check into the flower pot.

I have duck eggs available for sale in half dozen cartons.

How do you pick my plants?

When I pick the plants for your order, I pick the plants that I would chose for myself based on anything you might have told me about your site or what you are looking for from the plants. If I’m debating between two different individuals, for example a taller more tree-shaped buttonbush or a shorter bushier buttonbush, then I’ll contact you and ask which you want. Or if I find that a hungry caterpillar or rabbit has made a snack out of all the plants of one of the species you wanted then I will contact you and see what you want to do. Basically, I try to do exactly what I would want someone to do for me if they were choosing the plants I was going to buy.

What if I’m not happy with the plants that you picked out for me?

If you are not satisfied with any of the plants that I picked for you, please let me know before you leave with them and I will be happy to keep those plants and refund your money for them. I cannot be responsible for them after you take possession of them.

My book, Plants Honey Bees Use in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, is the first book to focus on the plants used by honey bees in the states containing the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys (AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MS, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV).

What if I’m not sure which plants would work best in my yard?

Contact me and let’s talk. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have or to help guide you towards good choices for your site. It always helps to know as much as possible about the site and your goals / preferences. Some of the types of information that would be useful to know include:

  • Do you want a tree / shrub, wildflower, or vine?
  • Is the site wet or dry, sunny or shady?
  • Are you interested in attracting birds, butterflies, bees (native, honey, or both), etc.?
  • Do you want a plant that is going to spread a bunch or one that isn’t going to spread much?
  • How tall do you want the plant to get?