This a just a few of the flowers, shrubs, trees and crop plants that provide bees with nectar and pollen. I took the photos of the plants below from our garden (Cottonwood Community Garden in Vancouver - Plant hardiness zone 8) and we will add to the list as we observe our bees through the years to come. Directly below is a plant files search engine provided by Dave's Garden. A good book, "Plants and Beekeeping" by F.N. Howes (1945) is an oldie but a goodie. Click on the link to view and if you wish download the book. For more information on "Bee Plants" go to the Planting for Pollinators section of our Beekeepers' Library.