Plants and Bees

PLANTS TO ENCOURAGE BEES INTO YOUR BACKYARD

NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS

Bee on Eucalyptus camaldulensisEucalypts, Acacias, Callistemons, Melaleucas, Leptospermum, Grevillea, Casuarina, Boronia, Pittosporum, Melia, Banksia.

 

 

INTRODUCED TREES AND SHRUBS

Ligustrum, Pinus, Salix, Schimus, Camellia, Tamarix, Wisteria, Abelia, Prunus, Citrus, Fruit Trees, Lavender.

HERBS AND VEGETABLES

Bee on BorageBorage, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, many vegetables including Beans, Pumpkins, Tomatoes

 

 

FLOWERS

Cineraria, Daisies, Gazanias, Forget-me-nots, Iceland Poppies, Portulacas, Roses, Stocks, Wallflowers.

OTHER SOURCES OF NECTAR AND POLLEN

FIELDCROPS

Bee on SunflowerSunflower, Canola (Rapeseed),Clover, Maize, Lucerne, Cotton, Soybean.

 

 

 WEEDS

Honeybee on DandelionCape Weed, Patersons Curse (Salvation Jane), False dandelion, Dandelion, Thistle, Lantana, Blackberry.

 

 

INSECTICIDES ARE TOXIC TO BEES

toxic sprayInsecticides commonly used in the home garden are very toxic to bees. Try to spray very early in the morning or late in the evening.  If you know a neighbour close to you keeps bees they would appreciate you telling them when you are about to spray.

 

This article has been reproduced with permission copyright © ACT Beekeepers Association.

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