If you’re planning on adding the bee brick to your garden or implementing it within building it’s a good idea to carefully consider bee friendly planting in the surrounding area so that your solitary bees have a rich food source on their doorstep.
If you’re a little unsure about the richest sources of nectar and the best providers of pollen, you’re not alone!! But fortunately the RHS have put together the Perfect for Pollinators list. These lists have been extensively researched and will continue to be reviewed and amended as more data is gathered but they are a great resource for deciding on your bee friendly planting.
Below is a summary of ten wild plants and ten garden plants from the lists but we highly recommend that you visit the RHS perfect for Pollinators page here to learn all about how to bee more friendly in your planting!
• Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
• Cantaurea scabiosa (greater knapweed)
• Digitalis purpurea (common foxglove)
• Eupatorium cannabinum (hemp agrimony)
• Lonicera periclymenum (common honeysuckle)
• Origanum vulgare (wild marjoram)
• Thymus pulegioides (large thyme)
• Trifolium repens (white clover)
• Verbascum nigrum (dark mullein)
• Viburnum opulus (guelder rose)
• Caryopteris x clandonensis (caryopteris)
• Dianthus barbatus (sweet william)
• Hesperis matronalis (dame’s violet)
• Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop)
• Jasminum officinale (common jasmine)
• Lavandula angustifolia (English lavender)
• Lychnis coronaria (rose campion)
• Monarda didyma (bergamot or bee balm)
• Verbena bonariensis (purple top)
• Weigela florida (weigelia)