Flowering Guide for Bees
08 Dec, 2021
Very easy to grow from seed, borage has beautiful dainty blue flowers that are highly attractive to bees. Plant near fruit trees in spring to encourage better pollination. Borage will self-seed, so you will never run out, and you can give unwanted plants away to neighbours and friends. Borage flowers are also edible, but don’t use too many, so bees can enjoy them too.
Echinacea, also known as ‘cone flowers’, are a well sought-after flower in the garden for not only bees, but butterflies as well. They have large landing pads which are great for flying insects, and the flowers have a large amount of both pollen and nectar, making the trip worthwhile for them.