Early Summer Flowers For Bees

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    Bees love the sun, so the same plant in the sunny location will always attract more bees than a shady one. Wind can be a real problem. Bees like sheltered conditions, so a purple flower in the full sun behind a sheltering bush or wall is pure heaven for a foraging bee.

    The shape of the flower can be important for the bees. Ornamental double flowers are just too much effort for bees that struggle to get past all the petals and so tend to be less popular. Tubular flowers like Foxgloves are very popular with long-tongued bees, such as the garden bumblebees rather than honey bees.

    • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
    • Clover (Trifolium)
    • Common Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)
    • Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
    • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
    • Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) is commonly known as wild teasel, fuller’s teasel. Teasels are places where cavity-nesting native bees will nest. Cutting them down after they die removes potential nesting sites, or, the overwintering bees that would emerge next year.
    • Wild Marjoram (Origanum vulgare)
    • Wild Thyme (Thymus serpyllum) is commonly known as Breckland thyme, or creeping thyme
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