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Bee-friendly kitchen and herb plants

Herbaceous

  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
  • Cucumber, melon (Cucumis spp.)
  • Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)
  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)
  • Squash, pumpkin (Cucurbita spp.)
  • Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
  • Sweetcorn (Zea mays)

Trees, shrubs and climbers

  • Apple (Malus spp.)
  • Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis)
  • Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)
  • Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
  • Lemon, orange, grapefruit (Citrus spp.)
  • Pear (Pyrus spp.)
  • Plum, peach (Prunus spp.)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Be sure to select cultivars that attract bees:

  • Select “single” flowers not “doubles” or “triples”
  • Choose simple traditional flowers not highly modified flowers
  • Garden catalogues often mark which cultivars attract bees