All living "bee"-ings need a food source.
When taking care of our bees, the best thing we can do it get them set up for success. This means we jump at any chance we have to make their lives a bit easier. Planting flowers in your yard with varying blooming seasons will give your honey bees a smorgasbord of nectar flows and therefore make an excess of food for winter (aka your honey!).
The varying blooms also contribute to consistency within nectar flows, resulting in a constant flow within the hive. Less variety with a single nectar flow that hits for a limited time and is over before you know it leaves the bees to eat at their backup supply early and possibly into your honey!
We have compiled a list of flowers to plant in your yard that not only look pretty but provides your honey bees with an amazing assortment of food at a close distance.
These flowers bloom early and get your bees out and about in the spring time!
Summertime flowers bloom in the heat and help keep a consistent food source for honey bees during the hot months.
Flowers that bloom late in the fall polish off the honey making season and help it end on a strong note.
We are taking all these varieties into account for our own bee yard.
We will hopefully pick quite a few types of flowers to give our lovely ladies the best chance at a prosperous year ahead!