Honey bee on basil

Unlikely Honey Bee Flowers

Honey been on oregano
Flowering oregano

Really short post this time. I was working  in our vegetable garden today and I noticed there were a number of honey bees visiting unlikely flowers. Herbs in our garden have either given up on life, making flowers sometimes is a last ditch effort for plants that aren’t doing so well to ensure survival of their genes (even though these look fine), or this is normal for this this type of herb. The basil and oregano have produced lovely flowers which the bees are happily making use of during this time of nectar dearth.

To me they seemed unlikely honey bee flowers but apparently honey bees think them perfectly acceptable.

Andrew