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Bee-friendly plants for every season

Bees need three key things to thrive - food, shelter and water.

You can use this handy guide to identify which plants to grow, and  crucially, their flowering seasons. Different bees are active throughout the entire year, so it's important to have flowering plants from spring to winter.    

Bees forage from flowers which are rich in nectar and pollen. Nectar contains the sugar  they need for energy, while pollen contains protein and oils. 

Did you know different bee species have tongues of different lengths? So you can help a greater diversity of species by growing plants with flowers of different shapes. Learn more about gardening for bees.