It’s no secret that the world is finally beginning to realise how important bees are for our existence. Not only do they make honeycomb that is perfect for adding to your fanciest brie, but all our fruits and vegetables by pollinating food and wild crops!
If you want to know more about the amazing world of bees, we definitely recommend hitting up our friends at The Urban Bee Co. We have a couple of their hives on our property, and they are super passionate about their work, making the most beautiful cold-pressed honey and beeswax products.
But how can you, a non-beekeeper make a better life for our bee mates? Well, it’s actually not that hard. Here’s our top 10 flowering plants you can add to the garden to feed the bees!
The callistemon plant is an awesome addition to the Australian garden, and can be found along both the east and western coastlines. It’s the perfect Aussie battler as it can handle damp, frosty, and drought conditions!
Grevilleas are a super popular plant in Australia, and it’s not hard to see why- some of these beautiful varietes flower year round. Along with the callistemon, these babies also attract birds as well as bees. Win win!
Daisies are the perfect flower for those with limited space and gardening abilities, but display dainty little flowers that are adored by many. Grab one of our bee themed plantable seeded greeting cards here to give the gift of bee-loving flowers!
This one actually surprised us. We didn’t originally think of the gerbera being a bee attracting flower, but since planting our gerberas into our garden, we have noticed the native bees absolutely loving them!
Malaleuca (Honey Thyme Myrtle)
The Malaleuca plant belongs to the Myrtaceae family, along with paperbarks, honey myrtles and tea-trees. Along with the honey bee, lorikeets, honeyeaters and bats visit and pollinate these beautiful flowering shrubs.
It’s pretty well known in the gardening world that bees absolutely *love* lavender- and to be honest, who doesn’t?!
Another crowd favourite, sunflowers are loved by both honey and native bees, birds and humans alike. Most grocery-store sunflowers are bred to be pollen-less which is great for allergies, but not so great for our bee friends. The sunflowers we have on the Wild Clover farm are specifically grown with pollen to help our bee friends.
And that’s it! I hope you learned something new from this post, and if you have any interesting comments or additions we’d love to hear them via the comment section below.