With a huge focus on keeping bee populations at a healthy, sustainable level, the right plants are essential. Bee’s importance in the public eye is at a high after the appointment of Chris Beardshaw as the first ‘Bee Resistant’ ambassador, and Alexandra Froggat’s garden promoting bee awareness. Bees are an essential part of the natural world, pollinating plants and allowing their growth. Estimations show that one third of food consumed is a result of bee pollination!
In light of this, Pro Landscaper has collated the top six plants to help the bees, so they can in turn, help us.
From the mint family, this genus is endemic to North America. It has earned the common name bee balm for its fragrant leaves and high levels of nectar.
Particular about its growing conditions, Lavender likes sunny, dry and well drained areas. It’s aromatic flowers and leaves are always attractive to the bees.