Did you know that bees pollinate 85 percent of the planet's flowering plants and 35 percent of the crops we eat? Without bees, our grocery stores would look shockingly sparse.
Bees are in trouble, though. Rates of dying bees have almost doubled.
That’s why more people are planting pollinator gardens. Wondering what the exact definition of a pollinator garden is? It’s simply a garden filled with plant species that spread pollen to help reinvigorate the pollinator population.
You can create your very own pollinator garden! Bee sure to include some of the best trees for bees, listed below!
Trees for Bees Guide
Remember, the best time to plant trees is in either fall or spring.
1. American Yellowwood
Pollinators (especially bumble bees) simply love the hanging chandelier of flowers that yellowwoods provide from May-June.
2. Red Horsechestnut
These bright pink, sweet-scented flowers attract loads of pollinators with their yummy pollen and nectar.
3. Tupelo Trees
The Tupelo’s colorful, fiery leaves dazzle in your fall landscape and attract bees. Bees especially love the pollen-packed flowers, which they eat to make their famous Tupelo Honey.
4. Eastern Redbud
These luscious, fuchsia flowers dominate the spring landscape and provide nectar and pollen for early-season native bees.
The open-form flowers of crabapples make an inviting landing pad for virtually any bee looking to collect nectar and pollen.