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.
To listen to Paul Kelly’s 2021 Flowers for Bees talk at the OBA, click here.
To view all OBA beekeeping presentations, click here.
There is also a Honey Identification Service available for inquiries.
View our Bee Friendly Garden Brochure here: Bee-Garden-Brochure
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We sell them in multiples of 25 or more at printing cost.
The Nectar Trees, Shrubs and Herbs of Ontario brochure
For more information on honey bee foraging plants, visit The Nectar Trees, Shrubs and Herbs of Ontario brochure produced by OMAFRA with the assistance of the University of Guelph available for free download.
Read more about our brochure here: honeybee-publication