Bee Bar to ientice bees

mary flood asked 14 years ago

My sister has just got a bee hive. The bees are coming in May/June I would like to plant a “bee bar”! ie flowers and other plants which entice bees in the garden. Appreciate if you could provide a list of suitable flowers/plants.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
In terms of a hive of bees, the small number of flowers that you can grow in a garden is insignificant.

To collect nectar, bees need large areas of clover or bramble, or ivy later in the year.

Bees will work whatever sources are most productive to them. But if you want a plant to see them working on something, sow some limnanthes seeds.