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Offline MDavid

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Easy list of Trees & Plants for Bees - Texas
« on: March 11, 2015, 02:54:25 PM »
Found a great simple list put together by Howard Garrett (Dirt Doctor).

Trees & Shrubs

Abelia
Ash
Blueberry
Butterfly Bush
Button Bush
Catalpa
Crabapple
Golden Rain Tree
Hawthorn
Holly
Honeysuckle
Indian Hawthorn
Indigo
Japanese Maple
Lilac
Linden
Magnolia
Maple
Mexican Plum
Mountain Ash
Oak
Pear
Persimmon
Poplar
Privet
Redbud
Sweet Mock Orange
Sycamore
Tulip Tree
Witch Hazel
Willow

Annuals & Perennials
 
Ajuga
Almond Verbena
Asters
Basil
Bee Balm
Borage
Buttercups
Catnip
Chives
Clematis
Clover
Columbine
Comfrey
Coriander/Cilantro
Cosmos
Crocus
Daffodil
Dahlia
Echinacea
Fennel
Foxglove
Geranium
Germander
Globe Thistle
Goldenrod
Grape Hyacinth
Greg?s Mistflower
Hollyhock
Hyacinth
Joe Pye-Weed
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Lovage
Marigolds
Marjoram
Milkweed
Mints
Obedient Plant
Peppermint
Poppies
Rose
Rosemary
Sage
Sedum
Snowdrops
Spider Plant
Strawberry
Sunflowers
Tansy
Thistle, Globe
Thyme
Yarrow
Zinnias

Here is Dr. Garrett's post:

http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Honeybees-Plants-to-Attract_vq2751.htm

I would add that in our area (zone 9a) we grow Broccoli "over winter" planting in fall and harvesting in late winter. We leave some of the smaller stalks/heads to flower and they provide a great many flowers at a time of year when there isn't much else flowering and our local bees love it.
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Re: Easy list of Trees & Plants for Bees - Texas
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 01:36:04 PM »
Iddee had a nice chart at one time, I'll try and find it.
all zones in the US were included.

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Re: Easy list of Trees & Plants for Bees - Texas
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 10:27:34 PM »
I misunderstood, the chart I was thinking of is  a bee forage map  It shows the type of pollen and when you see it going in the hive.  Here is is anyway.

http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

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Re: Easy list of Trees & Plants for Bees - Texas
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 04:05:11 PM »
Good List

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Re: Easy list of Trees & Plants for Bees - Texas
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 08:45:16 AM »
Some are important bee friendly plants are listed below. You can also use any or all of them.

Fruits: Almonds, watermelon, cherries, apricots, grapes, pears, peaches, olives, citrus, cherries, etc.
Vegetables: Carrots, squash, onions, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, honeydew, celery, pumpkins, etc.
Field Crops: Cotton lint, cotton seed, sunflowers, peanuts, soybean, rapeseed, etc.
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