Plants for Bees 

Why buy this book?

Not everyone wants to keep honeybees but lots of people want to plant a bee-friendly garden. This beautiful book provides a huge amount of well-researched but easily accessible information to help you do that. 

  • Separate chapters on the needs of honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees - each listing their top 10 plants

  • Over 200 pages of plant information about wild and garden plants, shrubs and trees

  • An "at a glance" key for each plant - showing which plant is best suited to which bees

  • A quick reference guide listing plants and rating their bee appeal


Many other books give information about what might be considered bee-friendly "traditional" garden plants. Plants for Bees covers these kinds of plants but, unusually, it also lists beneficial trees and shrubs - both wild and cultivated.

Gardens are quickly becoming an alternative food source for many bee species. Whilst not everyone has space to plant trees, the book gives an insight into the importance of having lots of different flower sources available to bees.

Plants for Bees can be a go-to reference for gardeners who aim to provide forage for the hundreds of different species of bees in the UK. I check it often for inspiration when I am buying plants for the garden - because it is so comprehensive it makes it easy to choose something that will look good and which the bees will like too. 

We can all help bees (and other pollinators) by choosing the right plants for gardens and conserving plants in hedgerows, farms and wild places. Plants for Bees makes that much easier to achieve.

Just so you know - Recommendations are my own, based on personal experience of reading/using the book. It would be great to sell the book direct but as a small business this is hard to do so Harry's Honey is a participant in Amazon Associates LLC. This is an affiliate advertising programme. It is designed to provide a way for sites to earn fees by advertising and linking to and of course, a way to make the books we love available to you.

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