Trees for Bees – Water-Witels

Water-witels is one of the trees found in the pockets of Afromontane Forests unique in Africa.

Also known as Brachylaena neriifolia, with a high pollen and nectar value for honey bees, this little tree grows up to 6m in height, flowering in January and February each year.  We love this tree for honey bees and for stabilizing river and stream banks in reserves & on farm lands.


Bee plant values The Bee Effect

Parts of South Africa form one of the 7 zones making up the Afromontane archipelago on the continent.

For more information on reforestation, and specifically the restoration & preservation of the Afromontane zone in Southern Africa contact Terrablossom:

Find out more about Good Bee Food trees by clicking here and selecting your province.

Good Bee Food_The Bee Effect

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-effective and plant Good Bee Food, for you and your honey bees.

Ref Beeplant values: / Beeplants of South Africa, M.F. Johannsmeier

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