Good Plants & Shrubs For Bees


Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as a starflower, is an annual herb. If allowed it will grow freely, remaining in the garden from year to year by self-seeding. The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose in some parts of Europe and is adored by honeybees and many species of bumblebee. The plant is also grown commercially for borage seed oil which is extracted from its seeds.

Manuka Tree

Manuka - (Leptospermum scoparium) The famed tree of New Zealand & Australia, It is an evergreen shrub normally ranging in height from 1-5 m, with small dense leaves and tiny pink flowers, that honeybees love to feed from, and it is hardy enough to live in the UK.

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