This gorgeous herb is sensitive to cold and best grown in hot, dry conditions. The white to light purple flowers are arranged in a terminal spike; with an 80% bee factor (meaning there is an 80% reliance on honeybee pollination to get a good fruit or seed set) – honey bees are sure to bring bounty to your fare. Bee-effective and plant these lovely smelling, tasting, looking and nutritious herbs in your garden.
Saving our bees is not just about making less toxic environments for them, but too about focusing on what we feed them. Like us, they need a balanced diet. Pollen and nectar from a diverse choice of flowers; protein from pollen, and carbohydrates, sugars, from nectar. Bee-centric and plant a bit of basil for you and your honey bees.