Honeybees don’t just make honey; they pollinate more than 90 of the tastiest flowering crops we have.
The decline in honey bees has heightened the popularity of certain flowers and plants that honey bees tend to favor. The best honey bee plants provide a good supply of both sugary nectar and protein-rich pollen. The majority of the flowers that the bees tend to favor bloom around summertime, some of these flowers are Coneflowers, Sunflowers, Horsemint, Asters, and Goldenrods. (Images below)
Many people have started to plant more flowers based on the attraction the bees have to them, this helps the process of pollination which is necessary due to the fact that bees are responsible for helping produce so much of the foods we eat. Many people think of bees simply as a summertime nuisance, but these small and hard-working insects actually make it possible for many of your favorite foods to reach your table.