Plants for Bees

Start a Bee Garden!! …

Start getting your bee garden prepared. Here’s a list of some favourite bee plants and flowers: Abelia, Butterfly Bush, Bottlebrush – Callistemon, Gum Blossom, Spider Flower, Lavender, Tea Tree, Honey Myrtle, Rosemary, Daisies, Grevilleas, Salvias, Roses, Duranti

If you have a vegie garden you can let the plants go to flower. Bees like things like Shallot flowers, Tomato flowers, Macadamias, Mangos, Watermelons, Lychees, Strawberries, Citrus, Avocados

Below – Stingless Bee on a Marigold Flower

Below – Homalictus on a Marigold

Below – Homalictus – Bubbling Nectar – They send out the Nectar and take it back in repeatedly to reduce the water content…

Below – Honey Bees also like Marigolds

Below – Shallot Flower with a Native Stingless Bee

 

Below – White flowers on the Arabica Coffee plant

Below – Salvia

Below – Roses for Leaf Cutters…

Below – Daisy with a Native Stingless Bee

Below – Blue Banded Bee with a Salvia

Below – Duranti with a Blue Banded Bee

Below – Honey Bee on Lavender

Below – Honey Bee on Osteospermum

Below – Bee Garden

Link with more info about plants for bees: http://blog.flowersacrossmelbourne.com.au/flowers/flowers-for-bees/

Native Bee Gardens, Native Bee Plants