Snapdragons are mostly short-lived perennial plants, though some species are annuals. The simple leaves are usually lance-shaped.
The flowers are tubular, bilaterally symmetrical, and usually large with a closed liplike mouth that excludes most insects but can be forced open by strong bees, the main pollinators.
In the afternoon sun, when bees are looking for food, snapdragons generate four times as much fragrance.
Not only does this attract neighboring bees, but the scent clings to them even after they leave, making all the bees in the hive yearn for some of that tasty food when they return.
Other Flowers That Attract Bees
Monarda: The very prickly petals and vivid magenta flowerheads are a huge hit with bees, earning it the apt moniker “Bee Balm.”
Monarda not only smells amazing, but it also has a stunning appearance.
The leaves have a strong orange-bergamot aroma that draws a wide variety of pollinators.
Thyme: Bees appear to rush for the small blossoms that this fragrant, edible Thyme produces.
Additionally, you still have a ton of mouthwatering, savory herbs to flavor soups, roast vegetables, and other recipes.
Echinacea: Echinacea is one of the best flowers for attracting bees since single-headed blooms with brilliant, sunny colors often have far more pollen than double-headed flowers, like geraniums.
Additionally, they are simple to perch on because of their size.