The Best Flowers for Bees


We all know bees love flowers, but which ones do they love the most?

Certain plants produce more pollen and nectar than others and the same can be said about flowers. Below are a few examples of flowers to add to your yard to help the bees out:

Aster

Asters are daisy-like perennials that bring a variety of colours during the mid-late summer. Asters have dozens of blooms on a single plant creating lots of pollinating potential for bees.

 

Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans are an incredibly drought-resistance native perennial that makes for a very low maintenance flower. Their appealing yellow makes for a welcome addition to any garden.

Cosmos

Cosmos do well in hot and dry climates and average to poor soil condition. Their pink colouring is attractive to bees and plants left alone in the fall will self-seed the following spring.

Sunflower

Known for their large bright coloured heads sunflowers are a favourite with bees. The large head provides an excellent landing area for pollinators.


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