Beneficial plants for bees

When you plant your garden it is good to know which plants are beneficial to bees. We recommend to plant a variety of plants that bloom throughout different seasons. Add clusters of the same plants in one area. This increases the reward for the bees and reduces the amount of energy needed to fill their honey tummies! It is also good to know that plants that bloom for a longer period of time will have an increased chance of attracting bees. Examples of these plants are: Clover, Calendula, Coriander, Flax, Onion, Lavender and Radish. In addition to these plants, bees also love:

Alyssum, Sweet
Anise
Anise Hyssop
Aster
Basil
Bee Balm, Scarlet
Bee Balm, Spotted
Borage
Brassicas
Brown-eyed Susan
Buckwheat
Bunchberry
Calendula
California Bluebell
Carrot
Catnip
Chives
Cinquefoil, Shrubby
Clover, Crimson
Clover, Dutch
Comfrey
Coneflower, Yellow
Coriander (Cilantro)
Cosmos

Cucumbers
Cup plant
Dahlia
Dead Nettle, Henbit
Dead Nettle, Red
Dill
Elderberry
False Sunflower
Fennel
Flax
Garlic
Golden Alexanders
Goldenrod
Horehound
Hyssop
Joe-Pye Weed
Larkspur
Lavender
Leek
Lemon Balm
Lovage
Marjoram
Mint
Mint, Mountain

Nasturtium
Onion
Oregano
Oregon Tea
Parsnip
Phacelia, Lacey
Pincushion Flower
Poached Egg Flower
Radish
Rosemary
Sage
Savory, Summer
Speedwell
Spiraea
Squash
Sunflower
Thyme
Tickseed
Tidy Tips
Toothpick Weed
Verbena
Vetch
Yarrow
Zinnia

This list of beneficial plants is originating from the book: Victory Gardens for Bees, by Lori Weidenhammer. A great DIY guide to saving the bees.

Are you looking for organic seeds to turn your garden into a paradise for bees? Come by our store. The seeds from West Coast Seeds that we have in our collection will be a great addition to your garden and most importantly, make the bees happy.