Plants NOT to Plant for Bees

I’ve previously posted about which plants attract bees into your garden, Busy Busy Bees, and there is no shortage of information out there. Bee plant lists will vary depending on the location of the plantings as well as the type of bees being attracted.

Apiary / Sensible Gardening and Living
Apiary / Sensible Gardening and Living

Since we have an apiary on our farm and my husband breeds honey bees, we have over the years discovered through trial and error which plants are good bee plants and which plants are simply not attractive to bees (bad bee plants). These plants are beautiful in their own right and certainly garden worthy, however if your goal is to attract bees you should probably avoid planting these plants in favor of more bee friendly plants.

Begonias

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White Begonia / Sensible Gardening and Living

Pansies

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Pansy / Sensible Gardening and Living

Daffodiles

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Daffodiles / Sensible Gardening and Living

Iris

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Iris Elysium / Sensible Gardening and Living

Phlox

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Phlox / Sensible Gardening and Living

Impatiens

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Impatients / Sensible Gardening and Living

Primroses

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Primrose / Sensible Gardening and Living

 

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