10 Herbs for your Pollinator Garden

Because it is #pollinatorweek, we are listing our favorite plants for pollinators.

Today’s focus is on herbal varieties.

Pictured at left  Mr. Stacky Herb Planter

Even if you are limited on space, you can plant a small herb garden to attract bees and other pollinators. These 10 herbs are perfect for a beginning herb gardener.

Herbs to attract Bees - Basil

Bonus: You will have herbs on hand to use for food and medicine

Herb Garden
Planting Herbs


These are in no particular order but are my top ten bee attractants in the herb garden.

  1. Basil
  2. Purple flowering onions
  3. Mints
  4. Sage
  5. Thyme
  6. Borage
  7. Oregano
  8. Comfrey
  9. Chives
  10. Rosemary
Bee on Chive plant
Bee on Chives

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What are some of your favorite herbs to plant in your own garden? Leave us a comment – we would love to know

“And of course, don’t forget to let your dandelions, plantain, and clover grow, they are some of the first sources of nectar for the bees. While you’re at it, remember that many plants which are considered weeds are beneficial to honeybees. So let the multiflora rose, wild asters and goldenrod bloom before you hack them down. The bees will thank you”- Keeping Backyard Bees

Clover fields for bees
Bees love Clover in the Spring time

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