Spring time bee garden

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Spring is almost here, seed catalogues are arriving and it’s time to think about what to plant this year for the bees. Below are lists of good bee plants that are worth including in your garden. Months noted with each plant represent the typical time of bloom. N and P indicate whether the flowers are used for nectar and/or pollen.


These are useful spring flowering native shrubs:


There are many species of perennial fall asters. All are excellent late sources of nectar and range in height from short to over 6 feet. Here are some more perennials:

Annual and Biennials


Most herbs bloom June through August. All are good sources of nectar and are eagerly used by bees.



All fruit trees and bushes are good sources of nectar and pollen.


Cover crops

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