White House Nursery

Plants for Bees

Bees
Welcome to our “Plants for Bees” pages. This heading on our website was conceived when we (White House Nursery) received two beehives as a present. It started us thinking about what plants would be good to have in the garden for our bees. We then thought that we could share the information that we have collected.

We also joined our local bee society. Ours is the “Woodend Bee Friendly Society”, in Woodend Victoria. Together with one of our members, we met and talked bee friendly plants and how best to list them.

Bees need pollen and nectar. They need pollen when they first come out of the beehive in spring and then later in summer they need nectar for food storage. We decided that this would be the best way to list our bee friendly plants. Some plants are good for both, and some plants are high in pollen and low in nectar, and some are low in pollen and high in nectar.

Bees are highly attracted to 'blue' flowering plants, shrubs, trees and herbs. We have included many plants, shrubs and herbs that are blue in colour. 

We’ve noticed that there are some irregularities with high, low, pollen and nectar counts, according to where the information has come from. We think the problems with these arises as different climates and countries have different counts. Please let us know if your experience knows better. 

Bees are an essential part of the world we live in and are under threat from so many man-made enemies to them. By including some particular plants for bees in your garden, whether you have hives or not, we are all helping to support our local bee communities.

If you have any information you wish to contribute, please don’t hesitate in contacting Jesse at info@whitehousenursery.com.au
 

Allium - Perennial Leek
Allium - Perennial Leek
Althea - Black Hollyhock
Althea - Black Hollyhock
Boysen Berry
Boysen Berry
Callistemon Dawson River Weeper
Callistemon Dawson River Weeper
Callistemon viminalis - Captain Cook
Callistemon viminalis - Captain Cook
Callistemon viminalis - Hannah Ray
Callistemon viminalis - Hannah Ray
Callistemon viminalis - Little John
Callistemon viminalis - Little John
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Correa baeuerlenii - Chef
Correa baeuerlenii - Chef
Corymbia ficifolia – Red Flowering Gum
Corymbia ficifolia – Red Flowering Gum
Crocus Sativus
Crocus Sativus
Deutzia Nikko - Lavender Thyme
Deutzia Nikko - Lavender Thyme
Digitalis x mertonensis - Mixed Coloured Fox Gloves
Digitalis x mertonensis - Mixed Coloured Fox Gloves
Digitalis x mertonensis - Strawberry Foxglove
Digitalis x mertonensis - Strawberry Foxglove
Digitalis x mertonensis - White Foxglove
Digitalis x mertonensis - White Foxglove
Early Strawberry Tioga
Early Strawberry Tioga
Echinacea Angustifolia
Echinacea Angustifolia
Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea Magnus
Echinacea Purpurea Magnus
Echinacea White Swan
Echinacea White Swan
Echium Fastuosum -  Bee Plant
Echium Fastuosum - Bee Plant
Echium Penninianum -  Bee Plant
Echium Penninianum - Bee Plant
Escallonia Iveyi
Escallonia Iveyi
Garlic Chives
Garlic Chives
Grevillea banksii x bipinnatifida
Grevillea banksii x bipinnatifida
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha'
Grevillea lanigera 'Mount Tamboritha'
Grevillea obtusifolia 'Gingin Gem'
Grevillea obtusifolia 'Gingin Gem'
Grevillea Poorinda Peter
Grevillea Poorinda Peter
Grevillea teragonoloba hybrid
Grevillea teragonoloba hybrid
Grevillea White Wings
Grevillea White Wings
Grevillia rosmarinifolia Nana
Grevillia rosmarinifolia Nana
Hellebore
Hellebore
Late Red Gauntlet Strawberry
Late Red Gauntlet Strawberry
Leptospermum scoparium nanum - Dwarf Red Tea Tree
Leptospermum scoparium nanum - Dwarf Red Tea Tree
Logan Berry
Logan Berry
Lonicera fragrantissima - Sweetest Honeysuckle Shrub
Lonicera fragrantissima - Sweetest Honeysuckle Shrub
Lupin
Lupin
Lycoris aurea - Golden - Yellow Spider Lily
Lycoris aurea - Golden - Yellow Spider Lily
Lycoris radiata - Red Spider Lily
Lycoris radiata - Red Spider Lily
Mahonia Aquafolium - Oregon Grape
Mahonia Aquafolium - Oregon Grape
Mahonia Bealei
Mahonia Bealei
Mahonia Japonica
Mahonia Japonica
Mahonia Nepaulensis
Mahonia Nepaulensis
Marjoram
Marjoram
Mid Strawberry Lowana
Mid Strawberry Lowana
Mint Varieties
Mint Varieties
Osmanthus fragrans - Tea Olive Tree
Osmanthus fragrans - Tea Olive Tree
Papaver Orientale - Brilliant
Papaver Orientale - Brilliant
Papaver Orientale - Drunken Choir Boy
Papaver Orientale - Drunken Choir Boy
Papaver Orientale - Dubloon (Double)
Papaver Orientale - Dubloon (Double)
Papaver Orientale - Fatima
Papaver Orientale - Fatima
Papaver Orientale - Karin
Papaver Orientale - Karin
Papaver Orientale - Picotee
Papaver Orientale - Picotee
Papaver Orientale - Raspberry Queen
Papaver Orientale - Raspberry Queen
Papaver Orientale - Royal Wedding
Papaver Orientale - Royal Wedding
Papaver Orientale - Salmon Glow
Papaver Orientale - Salmon Glow
Papaver Orientalie - Bloody Mary
Papaver Orientalie - Bloody Mary
Papaver Orientalie - Can Can
Papaver Orientalie - Can Can
Papaver Orientalie - Pink Princess
Papaver Orientalie - Pink Princess
Papaver Orientalie - Zuneigung
Papaver Orientalie - Zuneigung
Philadelphus - Mock Orange
Philadelphus - Mock Orange
Ribes sanguineum - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum King Edward VII - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum pink - Flowering Currant Shrub
Ribes sanguineum pink - Flowering Currant Shrub
Rosemary
Rosemary
Russell Lupin Red
Russell Lupin Red
Salvia Black Night
Salvia Black Night
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage
Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage
Salvia greggii
Salvia greggii
Salvia leucantha - Mexican Sage
Salvia leucantha - Mexican Sage
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Salvia microphylla Hot Lips
Salvia Purple Spires
Salvia Purple Spires
Salvia Splendens - Scarlet Sage
Salvia Splendens - Scarlet Sage
Sambucca Nigra - Elderberry
Sambucca Nigra - Elderberry
Scilla Harrisiana
Scilla Harrisiana
Scilla Peruviana
Scilla Peruviana
Silvanberry
Silvanberry
Syringa wolfii - Manchurian Lilac
Syringa wolfii - Manchurian Lilac
Tayberry
Tayberry
Thornless Blackberry
Thornless Blackberry
Trachelospermum jasinoides - Chinese Star Jasmine
Trachelospermum jasinoides - Chinese Star Jasmine
Young Berry - Rubus ursinus
Young Berry - Rubus ursinus
Zantedeschia - Arum
Zantedeschia - Arum
Ixia Viridiflora
Ixia Viridiflora (Out of Stock)
Lonicera hecteri Fire Cracker - Honeysuckle Fire Cracker
Lonicera hecteri Fire Cracker - Honeysuckle Fire Cracker (Out of Stock)
Phlox maculata Omega White
Phlox maculata Omega White (Out of Stock)
Phlox manculata Alpha Mauve
Phlox manculata Alpha Mauve (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Mrs. H. Jones
Phlox paniculata Mrs. H. Jones (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Mrs. W. Vieteh
Phlox paniculata Mrs. W. Vieteh (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Nancy Logan
Phlox paniculata Nancy Logan (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Rhinlander
Phlox paniculata Rhinlander (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Rijoistroom
Phlox paniculata Rijoistroom (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Robert Poore
Phlox paniculata Robert Poore (Out of Stock)
Phlox paniculata Tall Mauve
Phlox paniculata Tall Mauve (Out of Stock)
Phlox stolonifera Blue Ridge
Phlox stolonifera Blue Ridge (Out of Stock)
Phlox stolonifera White Ridge
Phlox stolonifera White Ridge (Out of Stock)
Romneya coulteri - Californian Tree Poppy
Romneya coulteri - Californian Tree Poppy (Out of Stock)
Syringa josikaea
Syringa josikaea (Out of Stock)
Syringa persica - Persian Lilac
Syringa persica - Persian Lilac (Out of Stock)
Zephyranthes alba - Autumn Crocus
Zephyranthes alba - Autumn Crocus (Out of Stock)
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