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Bees Pollinating Flowers & Gathering Last-minute Nectar in Fall

honey bees pollinate autumn flowers

This video help bring home the point that you should allow your herbs and plants to flower as long as possible in the Fall. Rather than cutting everything down before Winter, leaving these late-blooming plants alone will provide last-minute fodder for bees.

The magenta flowers seen in this video are Pineapple Sage (salvia elegans), which are located on the green roof of the Braise restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The other flowers seen are a wildflower blend.

Also remember, November is the perfect time to plant the early Spring blooms that will provide forage for the bees as soon as the temperatures become warm enough for the bees to leave their hive. So, get out there and start planting!

honey bees pollinate autumn flowers

Laura Maigatter
Laura Maigatter
Laura’s journey with Beepods really started years before becoming involved with the company. An advocate for local and sustainable food and the central role pollinators play in our food system, she will be writing about Beekeeping How To's and Bee Knowledge mostly, with some other things she is passionate about as well. Follow Laura on Instagram @LauraGater to check out some of her photos she takes.

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