Fruiting plants can offer an attractive proposition for many bee species. As they feed, they will pollinate your plants, giving you a greater harvest of home-grown fruit and veg the following season.

Here are some bee-favourite fruiting plants.

Attract Bees - flower - apple

Name: Apple or Crabapple Tree
When to plant: Autumn (from seeds)
When they flower: Spring
Popular with: Red Mason Bees, Mining Bees

Attract Bees - flower - strawberries

Name: Strawberry Bush
When to plant: Spring, summer, autumn
When they flower: Winter
Popular with: Bumblebees

Attract Bees - flower - fruit - plum tree

Name: Plum Tree
When to plant: Winter or early spring
When they flower: Spring or summer
Popular with: Mining Bees

Attract Bees - flower - runner-beans - broad beans

Name: Runner/Broad Beans
When to plant: Late autumn or early spring
When they flower: Autumn
Popular with: Common Carder Bees

Attract Bees - blackberry

Name: Blackberry Bush
When to plant: Early spring
When they flower: Spring
Popular with: Mining Bees

vAttract Bees - flower - fruit - pear tree

Name: Pear Tree 
When to plant: Autumn or spring
When they flower: Spring
Popular with: Mining Bees

Attract Bees - flower - fruit - shrubs - raspberries

Name: Raspberry Bush
When to plant: Late autumn or spring
When they flower: Winter
Popular with: Bumblebees

Attract Bees - flower - fruit - cherries - cherry tree

Name: Cherry Tree
When to plant: Late autumn or early spring
When they flower: Spring
Popular with: Mining Bees

Attract Bees - flower - vegetable - kale

Name: Kale
When to plant: Spring to early summer (from seeds)
When they flower:
Popular with: Bumblebees, Mining Bees, Honeybees

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