How can I help bees with a medium size backyard?
My wife and I want to help the bees. We live in Portland, Oregon area. We have a decent sized backyard but no flowers. But we can definitely put flowers in large pots (most of the backyard is pavers and wooden deck). We have some lawn with a raised bed and we are planning to plant flowers for the bees instead of veggies. Any suggestions on the flowers?
We looked into getting a beehive; not to eat their honey but mainly to provide home for the bees. Would this even make sense or should we not bother? We also have two little kids and need to be careful.
We are complete newbies and need help. We are willing to put the needed time and money to help the bees.