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Why is borage so good for bees?

In 1597 a herbalist named John Gerard pointed out several advantages of the herb and even said that the syrup made from the flowers of borage helps healing depression. Nowadays borage is being sown in order to attract bees, which makes it a valuable honey plant.

Hereof, is borage good for bees?

Borage (Borago officinalis), also known as starflower, bee bush, bee bread, and bugloss, is a medicinal herb with edible leaves and flowers. In my garden, borage and sunflowers share the honor of being bee hot-spots. It’s not only a favorite plant of the honey bees, but also bumble bees and small, native bees.

Additionally, which lavender do bees like best? Research suggests that the larger lavender cultivars are the best for bees. You can find varieties from fragrant white to luscious dark purple. Look for the hardier and less picky Lavandula angustifolia or Lavandin x intermedia cultivars for individual plants or to make a lovely hedge.

Also, what is borage plant good for?

Borage is a plant. Its flowers and leaves, as well as the oil from its seeds are used as medicine. Borage is also used for a hormone problem called adrenal insufficiency, for “blood purification,” to increase urine flow, to prevent inflammation of the lungs, as a sedative, and to promote sweating.

How do you kill Borage?

A residual herbicide to supress germination. Paraquat, Diquat, contact action killing top growth, apply before flowering. Glyphosate kills the whole plant, but it may be capable of shedding viable seed.


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