Exotic Flowers for Exotic Bees

Lots of flowers provide abundant nectar and pollen for bees. All Bees get all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar, and all of their protein from floral pollen.

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Dra. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD

Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and
carbohydrates.

2 thoughts on “Exotic Flowers for Exotic Bees

  1. Mish Sci Fi Musings June 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    In a few words, you explained so much. I learned something new today, thank you.

  2. Midwestern Plant Girl June 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

    These are Sea Holly’s. A fav of mine.

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