What specific flowers will attract bees?

You may know that bees need pollen and nectar to produce honey. But did you know that different flowers provide them with different types of pollen, with some species providing the jumbo pollen that bees love the best? Find out more about which flowers to plant in your garden to attract as many bees as possible!

The 4 best flowers you can plant to attract bees.

Many different flowers can attract bees. Some of the best flowers for attracting bees include:

Clover: Clover is a legume that produces nectar-rich sugar. This makes it a great flower for attracting bees.

Aster: Asters are daisy-like flowers that come in a variety of colors. They produce nectar high in sugar, making them another great choice for attracting bees.

Coneflower: Coneflowers are large, daisy-like flowers with cone-shaped centers. They produce a large amount of nectar that is very attractive to bees.

Lavender: Lavender is a fragrant herb that produces nectar high in sugar. Bees are attracted to the sweet smell of lavender, and the nectar is an excellent food source.

These are just a few of the many different flowers that can attract bees. By planting various these flowers, you can create a beautiful garden that will also be a haven for bees.

Plant these flowers in your garden to attract even more bees

Looking to attract even more bees to your garden? Here are some more specific flowers that will do the trick:

  • Aster
  • Blackberry
  • Borage
  • Calendula
  • Cardinal flower
  • Catnip
  • Cherry
  • Chives
  • Clover
  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel
  • Hollyhock
  • Lavender
  • Marigold
  • Melon
  • Milkweed
  • Nasturtium

Problem-solving: what should I do if the bees are gone?

If you’re noticing a decline in the bee population in your area, you can do a few things to help. First, take a look at the types of flowers you have in your garden. Some flowers are more attractive to bees than others. Consider planting some bee-friendly flowers to help attract them back. You can also try making or buying a bee hotel, which provides a safe place for bees to nest and helps to increase their population. Finally, avoid using pesticides in your garden, which can harm bees and other pollinators. You can help give the bees a much-needed boost by taking these steps.

Conclusion

Many flowers attract bees, but some of the most popular include daisy, lily, iris, rosemary, and lavender. When planting your garden or wildflowers in your area, choose plants that will also attract pollinators.

Jaco Stander

My name is Jaco Stander. I’m from Cape Town, South Africa. I’m a registered beekeeper with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development in South Africa. Registration number WC808. I live on a small holding where I keep my 16 beehives. Taking care of bees is a very rewarding feeling, contributing to keep our bee colonies growing and thriving, and as a bonus, enjoying that sweet pure raw honey!

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