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The Best Plants for Bees

Bees: they are nature’s busy little workers and we love them. From the first touch of spring, they’re up and ready to pollinate, keeping our ecosystem moving. But, without the right flowers and plants, bees can’t do their job which is essential to our survival. Sadly, the bee population isn’t what it used to be and our fuzzy little friends are facing some hard times ahead. So, how can we help? By finding out what flowers bees like of course!

Whether you’re a gardening connoisseur or simply a nature lover we’re here to show you some bee friendly plants to brighten up your garden (and help save our ecosystem).



WHAT'S THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES?



What Flowers Do Bees Like?

Bees get a real buzz out of flowers that produce nectar and pollen. Unfortunately, many of the shrubs and flowers in garden centres don’t produce enough to help our fuzzy friends, no matter how gorgeous they look.

Instead, opt for these top ten bee friendly plants, to decorate your garden with:


Lavender



Crocus



Bluebells



Rosemary



Comfrey



Catmint



Honeysuckle



Single Flower Dahlias



Abelia



Snowdrop



Bee Friendly Plants by Season

When you consider what flowers do bees like, it’s also important to keep in mind seasonality. Whether it be spring, summer or winter, there are plenty of plants and flowers for bees, no matter the time of year.

Bees like variety, so it’s no bad thing to include an array of different plants in your garden to attract our fuzzy little friends and more.




Spring Plants for Bees



Summer Blooms for Bees



Autumn Plants for Bees



Winter Blooms for Bees



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