Herbs for Hens: Bee Balm


The latest video in my brand new series Herbs for Hensfocuses on the edible flower Bee Balm. I grow and use bee balm, also called monarda or bergamot, in my natural chicken keeping. 

Bee balm is not only a wonderful attractant for all kinds of pollinators including bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but also as an antibacterial and antiseptic herb with calming properties, it makes a nice addition to the chickens' nesting boxes.

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I hope you enjoyed this installment  of Herbs for Hens. Stay tuned for the next in the series coming soon!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip! If it's the same bergamot that flavours Earl Gray Tea, I'm sold! I'll have to check it out and see if it'll grow in my area. We're only a Zone 3. Blessings, Carolynn

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