Category: bee plants

Fall flower 2: Goldenrod

Tweet Family: Asteraceae Genus: Solidago Species: S. canadensis Common names: goldenrod ZBAS 8 Well, it is definitely fall. You got… read more Fall flower 2: Goldenrod

Fall flower 1: Chinese sumac

Tweet Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Rhus Species: R. chinensis Common names: Chinese sumac ZBAS 9 This year (2020), I checked the… read more Fall flower 1: Chinese sumac

Summer flower 12: Alfalfa

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Medicago Species: M. sativa Common names: lucerne ZBAS 2 Alfalfa probably has enough nectar, only if… read more Summer flower 12: Alfalfa

Summer flower 11: Red clover

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Trifolium Species: T. pratense Common names: red clover ZBAS 4 Years ago beekeeping friends (father and… read more Summer flower 11: Red clover

Bee plant videos

TweetI have recently started to shoot some videos (most with my cell phone!) on common Michigan bee plants. My phone… read more Bee plant videos

Summer flower 7: White clover

TweetZachary Huang, Michigan State University Family: Fabaceae Genus: Trifolium Species: T. repens Common names: Dutch clover, Ladino clover, or Ladino… read more Summer flower 7: White clover

Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Melilotus Species: M. alba, M. officinalis Common names: white/yellow sweet clovers ZBAS 8 White honey production… read more Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Summer flower 3: Basswood

Tweet Family: Malvaceae Genus: Tilia Species: Around 45 species worldwide Common names: Basswood, linden tree ZBAS 10 [Zach’s update on… read more Summer flower 3: Basswood