Misc Trees

Trees That Attract Honeybees

By Robert Smith | July 22, 2010

Q: What trees attract honeybees?

This is a good question, especially in light of the struggle our industrious little friends are having just to exist in our ever-urbanizing world. 

Both wild and domestic bees are facing disease and habitat problems that have greatly reduced their populations.  Bees are essential for pollination of many fruits, vegetables and other plants, so your willingness to help is appreciated.

We are providing some examples of tree and shrub species that are particularly attractive to bees and that bloom at different times of the growing season.  Providing a continuous source of pollen and nectar is importantA good source of water helps, too.  Not only is this something that you and others can do to provide a healthier, more diverse local ecosystem, we hope that tree boards will incorporate this information into their ordinances, management plans and educational efforts.

Spring Blossoms

Summer Blossoms

Fall/Winter Blossoms

  • California laurel
  • Franklin tree
  • Blue mist shrub
  • Bodnant viburnum
  • Potentilla
  • Seven Son Flower
  • Asters
  • Sunflower

If you are interested in learning more about bees or beekeeping I suggest you take a look at this blog.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Cristy Abbott August 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I would love to see a list of bee attracting flowers that correspond to the trees flowering. To lure the low flyers up to the high branches. Something you could plant under the tree or across the yard to encourage the pollen seekers from top to bottom.

  • Reply Ben August 9, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    An interested article that was sent to me about bees and trees in Shade-Grown Coffee Fields

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100726170834.htm

  • Reply Lawrence Rice December 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I am looking for a tree or bush that grows well in zone 5 that will bloom in the late summer or fall, and attracts honey bees. Thank you for your time, L. Rice

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