Asters, Calliopsis, Clover, Dandelions, Marigolds, Poppies, Sunflowers, Zinnias, Buttercups, Clematis, Cosmos, Crocuses, Dahlias, Echinacea, English Ivy, Foxglove, Geraniums, Germander, Globe Thistle, Hollyhocks, Hyacinth, Rock Cress, Roses, Sedum, Snowdrops, Squills, Tansy, Yellow Hyssop, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Gourds, Peppers, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Watermelons, Wild Garlic, Bee Balm, Borage, Catnip, Coriander/Cilantro, Fennel, Lavender, Mints, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Blueberry, Butterfly Bush, Button Bush, Honeysuckle, Indigo, Privet, Alder American Holly Basswood Black Gum Black Locust Buckeyes Catalpa Eastern Redbud, Fruit Trees (especially Crabapples) , Mountain Ash, Poplar, Willows
Plant Bee Friendly Plants
Cosmos, Aster, Sunflower, Marigold, Calendula, Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia Goldsturm), Cornflower (aka Bachelor's Buttons), Lavender, Clematis, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Chives, Sweet William, Bee Balm, Dandelion, Clover, Flowering Fruit Trees ... and more.
It's a great idea to provide water for Birds, Bees, Butterflies - just be sure to provide a shallow dish with rocks/pebbles to allow them access without worries of drowning. Be sure to keep it clean and free from mosquitoes!
Different Bloom Times
Plant a Variety of Flowering plants with different bloom times to be sure the Bees have a good supply of food for the entire season, from early spring to late fall. Dandelions are one of the earliest foods for Bees - please don't poison your weeds.
We cannot stress the importance of a poison-free world enough. We all benefit from a lack of poisons in our environment. Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Beneficial Insects, Children, Pets, all of us require a healthy poison-free environment to thrive. There is always a better alternative to using poisons.