Bees are important pollinators. They are
attracted to plants to collect nectar and transfer pollen from plant to plant.
Bee Attracting Plants
Eupatorium (Hemp Agrimony)
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
Caltha palustris (Marsh
Poached Egg Plant
Solidago (Golden Rod)
Echinops (Globe Flower)
Bumblebees are becoming scarce and at least two species are extinct. Many modern
varieties of garden plants are unsuitable for bumblebees to feed and every gardener should
grow a few suitable plants in their garden to safeguard future populations.
Bumblebees are harmless friendly insects and a
great source of enjoyment and interest for both adults and children in the garden.
Our top 24 plants for bumblebees.
Early Spring flowering
Late Spring/early summer
Bumblebees are vital for pollination of a large
range of soft fruits, beans and flowers and are able to pollinate at lower temperatures
than other insects.
It is essential that bees and bumblebees have
suitable places to nest.
Bee and Ladybug House
Provides the ideal safe habitat for bees and
ladybugs. Available to purchase here.
Designed to provide a safe habitat for bees
and other garden insects Available to purchase here.
Insect Conservation Study Centre
5 chamber insect conservation study centre
with areas including a solar insect attic, overwintering chambers, bug magnifying area,
lacewing chamber and solitary bee study area. Available to purchase here.