Plant Bee Flowers

What are bee flowers?

honey bee on a coneflower

Bee flowers provide abundant nectar and pollen for bees. Bees obtain all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar, and all of their protein from floral pollen. The most important pieces of planning any pollinator garden are to provide a diverse array of blooming flowers, make sure to have something blooming through the whole growing season, and to keep your plants free of pesticides, including fungicides and insecticides. Observe flowering plants in your area to see which plants are attracting the most pollinators and the most different types of pollinators. Prepare your garden for future climate uncertainties by planting drought-tolerant plants as well as early and late season plants.