Create a buzz-worthy garden by selecting a variety of flowering annuals, perennials, herbs and trees to attract and feed honey bees in your garden. For best results, select several types of flowering plants with varied bloom times and in an array of colors to both attract honey bees and add beauty to your garden throughout the spring, summer and fall. Flowers and honey bees go hand-in-hand since bees pollinate the flowers while the flowers nourish the bees.
Trees - The flowers that bloom on the Korean Evodia tree are irresistible to honey bees due to their high nectar content. It is so attractive to honeybees that it is often nicknames the "bee bee" tree. The showy white blossoms bloom during mid to late summer. Trees grow quickly and reach heights and widths of 30 feet upon maturity. Korean Evodia is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8 (average minimum temperatures of minus-30 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit). Other flowering trees that attract honey bees include magnolia, buckeye, mountain ash and crabapple trees.