Some ideas for bee-friendly plants, trees and shrubs for your garden.

Whether we use our green space for pleasure or as a vegetable plot, we can all enjoy the rewards of planting for bees. It doesn't matter if your garden is a balcony, allotment, window box, hanging basket, pots and tubs or a swathe of green open space, we can all provide honey bees and other insect pollinators with a banquet of pollen and nectar throughout the year.   

By planting the right type of plants and trees, we provide a larder for honey bees and other pollinators, habitats for wildlife and, in addition, pollination by bees provides food for us and other wildlife from birds to insects. So, by planting for bees, everyone is a winner.

bee foraging borage

Our BBKA leaflet 'Ten favourite flowers to attract Honey Bees' is available here.   For the keen gardeners and scientifically minded, please see the excellently researched BBKA Special Issue on Flower Families for Forage available on our shop for £4.00 inc. p&p.  Also on the shop is the delightful book 'Planting for Honey Bees' which makes an ideal gift for gardeners.

In accordance with DEFRA and other environmental and wildlife charities this planting print out has also been geared toward honey bee forage.