Flowers for Bees

Guide for selecting the best Australian suited flowers and plants to benefit the bees, pollinators and your garden. Bees are hard working and often under-appreciated just like you and me right!. So we have decided to make life a little easier for our fuzzy friends by planting in our gardens a few of their favourite flowers and hopefully, you will too. Without the Aussie native bees or introduced honeybees, we wouldn’t have a flower industry, let alone life as we know it. Australia is one of the top ten honey producing countries in the world; Honeybees are essential to both the agricultural and horticultural segments of the flower industry thanks to their pollination services, not to mention the raw flavoured and unflavored honey, royal jelly and pollen. Urban environments also benefit from their activities. Planting bee forages for honeybee nutrition can offer significant benefits to the industry and society as a whole. Although Australia’s existing resource of flora is plentiful and well-suited to the needs of the honeybee industry, its future is precarious. Did you know that Australia has over 1,500 species of native bee which are non-aggressive, and some of them do not even sting! And there are over 25,000 species … Continue reading Flowers for Bees