There are plenty of trees that attract honeybees, however there are a few species that really stand out for different reasons.

  1. Black Locust. These trees are known for being a source of some of the highest quality honey, especially the ‘Purple Robe’ cultivar.
  2. Crape Myrtle. Given the frequency and duration of this tree’s blooms it is a great source of food for honeybees.
  3. Black Tupelo. Although this tree doesn’t have very showy flowers, it is a contender to the Black Locust when it comes to prized honey.
  4. Tulip Poplar. This tree produces large and numerous flowers that are very attractive to honeybees, especially at times when other plants have lost their blooms.