Our hive faces south and sits to the south of our house. For the most part the bees leaving it fly to the southeast, towards the farmland and riverbank, so while we have thousands of bees living in our yard, we don’t see much of them in the gardens near our house.
In the fall, though, the butterfly bush and the sedum provide enough of a draw to bring them in our direction. I hope and expect that more will head this way as our garden beds fill in over the years. Bees are good company in the garden, not only for the work they do but for the reminder they bring to pull what bit of sweetness you can from every blossom in its season.