For a healthy garden in natural balance we need a varied flora and fauna. Above all, many insects play an important role: some as beneficial insects and others as pests. Bees and bumblebees are among the most desired beneficial insects, and they need melliferous plants to survive.
If you want to invite many of them into your garden, you should let a few nettles grow, or even better deliberately sow some plants as bee food - these pasture plants will serve as a food source for bees and bumblebees. Many herbs and aromatic plants are very suitable for that purpose. And if there is friendly buzzing everywhere in your garden, colourful butterflies are often not far.
Honey plants as bee and bumble bee foodBees and bumble bees are basically indispensable in any garden, and especially in an orchard or vegetable garden - without these beneficial insects fruit trees often barely carry fruits and other plants that gain their fruits through pollination also suffer - for not only the hum and the impression that the garden is 'in motion' is desirable, but these insects are absolutely necessary for the fertilization of many of our crops.
At the same time we are confronted with the fact that whole colonies of bees die a sudden death, and accordingly in some locations the gardens slowly but certainly get lonely places. To counter this development, you should make sure that you also have plants in your garden which are interesting and nourishing for bees, bumblebees and butterflies. Very often these are plants with rather inconspicuous flowers which produce all the more nectar.