TEXAS PLANTS FOR BEES

  • HINT: Click on the live links in the PDF to get more info and pictures on each plant

  • Honey Bees, Native Bees and Other Pollinators need quality forage throughout the year to thrive and feed themselves whenever the weather allows. 

  • A mix of Trees, Bushes, Flowering Plants, Wildflowers and Vines is most beneficial (Trees are like "an acre in the sky" and offer the most food, followed by bushes and vines, flowering plants and finally wildflowers).

  • Non-Treated seed/plants (colorful seeds are treated seeds, and big box store plants are often treated with pesticides) are best.

  • Neonicotinoids and pesticides are to be avoided at all costs as they have a devastating effect on pollinators

  • Because we care, we have put together this list of mostly native Texas Flowers, Vines, Bushes and Trees that are of benefit to our Texas pollinators.

  • Seeds can be ordered from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center (link on their page), and native plants can be found at local nurseries.

  • Avoid invasive plants as much as possible

  • Selection of plants in BLUE are of particular interest to our pollinators.

  • We recommend you plant a variety  of plants from this list, but also share with your neighbors and friends and encourage them to do the same, as well as to avoid pesticides, and let their community and family know as well.

  • Thank you for helping us Save The Bees!

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