Borage – Beloved By Bees Everywhere

“According to old wives’ tales, borage was sometimes
smuggled into the drink of  prospective husbands 
to give them the courage to propose marriage.”
-  Mary Campbell, A Basket of Herbs

Bee on Borage

Borage is one of the very best bee plants. It’s an annual herb that prefers to be grown in full sun. The edible flowers have a delicate cucumber flavor and make a pretty garnish.

Its nickname is “bee’s bread” because of its nectar-rich blue flowers.  It refills with nectar every two minutes, which is amazingly fast. No wonder bees love it!

Borage in the Border

Borage has been cultivated since the 15th century. In folklore, this lovely herb was thought to bring courage to the heart.

Whether in a border or in an herb garden, borage is a gift of love to your bees!

P.S. Borage is also deer-resistant!

4 thoughts on “Borage – Beloved By Bees Everywhere

  1. […] Borage – Beloved By Bees Everywhere (romancingthebee.com) […]

  2. […] Borage – Beloved By Bees Everywhere (romancingthebee.com) […]

  3. […] draws pollinating insects to its profusion of flowers and is therefore considered highly bee friendly and a useful companion plant for those fruits, vegetables and herbs requiring pollination.  A […]

  4. | Honey Love says:

    […] [click here to read the original post on romancingthebee.com] […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s