Planting for Bees

Planting for Bees

Planting for Bees

Providing nourishment for the busy little super-pollinators but nurturing and cultivating an environment that supports biodiversity and sustainability

Bees use scent to find flowers from afar and choose sweetly scented nectar-rich plants.

It is beneficial to plant a variety of flowers in large groups of similar flowers, if possible, rather than one or two here and there.

Herbs & Crops:

Lavender (English or Stoechas), lucerne, borage, sage, rosemary, beans and peas, mints, basil, granadilla, citrus, thyme, sunflowers, and dill.


Pansies and violas, Cape Forget-me-not, Campanula, Nemesia, Portulaca, Lobularia, Poppies, Calendula, Cosmos, Primula, Hollyhock, and Nasturtiums


Agapanthus, Blue Sage, Ostoespermum, Scabiosa, Barleria, Strelitzia, Arums, Watsinia, Echinacea, Bulbinella, Kniphofia, and Vygies


Felicia, Hypoestes, Buddleia, Plectranthus, Hebe, BuchuEuryops, Erica, Hibiscus, Polygala, Protea, Crassula, Aloe, Leonotusand Bottlebrush


Forest Elder, Lavender tree, Wild Pear, Wild Laburnum, Tree Fuchsia, Gwarrie, Coral Tree, Bush CherrySearsia spp., and Vachelli spp., Crap apple, and all fruit trees