I didn’t see any honey bees on this flowering plant when I took the photos, but I did see wasps (or yellow jackets), and what’s good for wasps is usually good for honey bees.
I asked around and was informed that it’s Sea Holly, or Eryngium maritimum.
I don’t see much Sea Holly around St. John’s, but I think it’s fair to say it’s a honey bee friendly flower.
These photos were uploaded on August 22nd but dated for August 15th to accurately reflect the date the flowers were in bloom.
That field of comfrey is absolutely stunning, what a sight to lift the heart. Congrats on your honey harvest.
Thats a beautiful Sea Holly! This is a great pollinator plant and your bees will love it when it turns purple. Although you don’t see it in a lot in Nfld, it does really well here. You should check out globe thistle too. Same family and the bees swarm it as well late summer when in bloom.