This is a short list of plants and flowers visited by bees.
Some plants are interested for nectar, others for pollen and still others for both.
For those who want to see some bees in his garden they can make a choice here.
Don’t be surprised when you see a lot of bees one day and the other day none at all.
Bees visit these plants on this particular spot when there is a lot of nectar or pollen to find.
This may even vary from hour to hour. It would be a waste of energy and time when bees should have to cover long distances or to visit a lot of
flowers for a small quantity.
So bees like to fly a little further to those plants where they can gather a large quantity in a small period of time, even if they can find useful flowers closer to home.
Snowdrop, crocus, tulips, winter aconite, grape hyacinth, alpine squill.
Winter heath, Kingcup or Marsh marigold, annual honesty, wallflower,
Skimmia, European cornel, mahonia, buxus, flowering current, barberry,
Cotoneaster, willow, wild rum cherry, fruit trees, wild apple, chestnut, maple.
forget me not, cornflower, houndstongue, Viper's bugloss, sunflower, tagetes,
Begonia, Mexican aster, poached egg plant, dahlia.
Borage, dill, rosemary, mint, chives, lemon balm, thyme, common sage,
hyssop, Wild marjoram.
Bellflower, mallow, stonecrop, sage, sneezeweed, goldenrod, lavender.
Acacia, lime (linden), pagoda tree, sweet chestnut.
Autumn aster, life-forever, anise hyssop, Japanese anemone, common
milkweed, Silver lace vine, creepers, ivy, bluebeard, heath.