trees to feed bees

Honey bees love foraging higher than their bumbling and solitary relatives trees. They especially enjoy alder, apple, blackthorn, cherry, crab apple, hazel, hawthorn, holly, lime, medlar, quince, pear, chestnut, sycamore and willow.

 

medlar blossom

Medlar blossom

 

hawthorn

Hawthorn blossom

 

So we can help honey bees by planting a variety of nectar and pollen-rich trees that they can access from spring through to late autumn.

See River of Flowers for more info on trees to feed the bees…

http://www.riverofflowers.org/wild-city-blog/trees-feed-bees

 

…and thanks to Nick of Old Sandlin’s Orchards for lending the bee sanctuary bee-friendly cherry blossom and crab apple trees.

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