Honey Bee Friendly Flower: Yellow Rocket (Wild Mustard)

I still think the best way to “save the bees” is not to bother with packs of wild flower seeds. Just take a pile of dirt, leave it alone and let whatever wants to grow in it grow in it. The flowering plants — like wild mustard — that grow in exposed soil are usually more attractive to honey bees and native pollinators than anything I’ve seen come out of seed packets.

I’ve spotted honey bees on this yellow weed that has 10 billion names including wild mustard and Yellow Rocket.
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A Tired Honey Bee

Honey bees exhaust themselves when foraging, often returning to the hive and collapsing in the dirt, unable to even crawl into the hive. But once they can catch a breath, they’re back in business.