Bee Balm Flower Plant – How To Plant Bee Balm And Bee Balm Care

How To Grow Bee Balm From Seed?

The plant is called as “bee balm” flower because it produces flowers when grown from seeds. Bees are the main pollinators of this plant. They use their stingers to pierce into the leaves and suck out nectar and pollen which they then deposit on the petals of these flowers.

You can grow this plant either indoors or outdoors. You can even grow it in pots if you have space. However, it will not produce any fruit unless you keep bees around to pollinate the flowers. If you want to make your own honey from bee balm, then you need to get bees. These insects are very hardy creatures and will survive without food for long periods of time.

If you do not have any bees nearby, then you can just buy bee balm from a local shop. Bee balm is sold in different forms such as powder, liquid, tincture etc. You can also purchase bee balm seeds which are used to start new colonies of bees.

So what exactly is bee balm? What does it taste like? Is it poisonous?

All these questions were asked by many people before we started writing this article. Now, with the help of our expert, we have answered these questions one by one.

What Does Bee Balm Look Like?

When bee balm (Monarda didyma) is in full bloom, it looks like a ball of red fire when seen from afar. The flower has a dark red color and they look like beehives. This plant can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and has oval shaped leaves which are grayish green in color.

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