Best trees for nectar and pollen

Alnus glutinosa

Table of shrubs for honey bees

Month Name

Latin

N/P

Flowering period
January Hazel Corylus spp.

P

Jan – Mar
Alder

Alnus glutinosa

P

Jan – Mar
  Poplar

Populus spp.

P

Jan, Feb
February Willow

Salix spp. Esp. Salix caprea (Goat willow)

N/P

Feb, Mar
March Blackthorn

Prunus spinosa

N/P

Mar – May
April Cherries: flowering, fruiting

Prunus spp.

N/P

Apr
Cherry laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

N/P

Apr and throughout summer from extra-floral nectaries
Apple, Crab apple

Malus spp

N/P

Apr, May
  Snowy mespilus

Amelanchier lamarkii

N/P

Apr
Horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

N/P

Apr, May
May Whitebeam

Sorbus aria

N/P

May, Jun
Holly

Ilex aquifolium

N/P

May, Jun
  False acacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

N/P

May, Jun
  Woolly willow

Salix lanata

N/P

May – Jul
June Lime

Tilia spp.

N/P

Jun, Jul
July  

 

 

 
August Leatherwood

Euchryphia

N/P  Acid

Aug, Sep
  Bee tree

Tetradium danielli

N

Aug – Oct
September Pagoda tree

Sophora japonica

N/P

Sep
October  

 

 

 
November Ornamental cherry

Prunus subhirtella

N/P

Nov – Mar
December Witchhazel

Hamamelis mollis

P  Acid

Dec – Mar

One Response to “Best trees for nectar and pollen”

  1. Ward Berbereia on

    The common name “horse-chestnut” (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only distantly related), together with the observation that eating the fruit cured horses of chest complaints. -::^

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