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Plants for Bees

Bee Friendly Garden Resources

If you are interested in helping out bees, our first suggestion is always planting a bee friendly garden! This is a win/win scenario. Bees can forage on the pollen and nectar they need to survive and gardeners can enjoy a well pollinated garden and the friendly visitors.

The Honey Bee Research Centre has produced a brochure which lists over 90 species of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs and vegetable garden plants which are all attractive to a variety of bee species. Some of the plants listed are native, while others are introduced. Most of the species are commonly available.

Interested in distributing these brochures for an event? We sell them in quantities of 25 or more at printing cost. Please fill out this order form: 

For more information on honey bee foraging plants we have the Nectar Trees, Shrubs and Herbs of Ontario brochure produced by OMAFRA with the assistance of the University of Guelph available for free download.

Top Ontario Bee Plants

To view Paul Kelly’s “Flowers for Bees” presentation at the 2021 Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Spring Meeting: click here

Links to Other Bee Plant Resources: