Flowers at any time of the year - this is how you make your garden a bee pasture all year round
Bees need enough nectar and pollen throughout the year to .B. raise your offspring. Pay attention to flowering time during planting and plant early, medium and late flowering species. This gives you a beautiful sight all year round and offers the bees a bee-friendly terrain throughout.
During the year, there are phases in which the bee needs food, but pollen and nectar are only marginally available. For example, the queen bee begins to breed before the flowering time of the fruit trees, i.e. a lot of pollen is needed as food for the offspring. Towards the end of the year, the flowering time of a variety of plants also tends. But the bees still need nectar to replenish their supplies for the winter. There are very beautiful plants, which also conjure up great splashes of colour in the garden in autumn. It is beautiful to see when dozens of bees cover themselves with nectar and pollen on a beardflower in October.
In addition, native plants such as wild perennials are primarily used, which are adapted to the needs of the native animal and insect world. But that doesn't mean you have to do without exotics! Many of them are excellent bee pastures and often fill exactly the gaps in the flowering period that arise when the native species have already bloomed. When designing a garden with bee-friendly plants, a varied mix is the key: Use plants from different groups to create different areas in your garden. The greater the biodiversity, the bee-friendly your garden.
Here are some recommendations for bee-friendly plants for the whole year:
Onion flowers are usually early bloomers, so they can feed bees very early in the year. Recommended onion flowers are: snowdrops, grape hyacinths, crocuses, lily of the day, bluebells, March cups, tulips, winterlings or forest masters.
Other early bloomers are maple, apple and other cultivated fruit trees, chestnut, cherry, currant, dandelion, yellow hard bar, sloe, huflattich, crocus, primrose, willow, akelei, boar ash, chestnut, honorary prize, rotten tree, günsel, chestnut, almond tree, Mediterranean firethorn, peat
Blood willow, cucumber herb, honorary prize, fat hen, flake flower, bellflower, raspberry, blackberry, sky ladder, capuchin cress, clover, catnip, wildflowers e.B. cornflower, lily, lime, lavender, bee lover, flameflower, ornamental leek, silk plant, sunflower, sunflower, sunflower, stone clover, thyme, forest vine, wayman, wicker
blue nettle, yarrow, ball thistle, cornflower, mallow, iron hat, autumn timeless, thyme, red sun hat, sham sun hat, aster, bearded flower, bee tree, borage, blood willow, cucumber weed, dahlia, real alant, ivy, butterfly shrub, virginiamalve, sun bride, oregano
Hazelnut, hedge cherry, snowdrops, silk bast, winter or snow heath, Christrose
Many more tips on how to support bees can be found here.