The Buzz About Bees: How Trees Help Pollinators in May

In May, the buzzing sound of bees signals the start of pollination season. Trees, with their plentiful blossoms and nectar-rich flowers, serve an important role in sustaining these vital pollinators. In this blog post, we’ll look at the unique relationship between trees and bees, specifically how trees offer nourishment and habitat for these important insects during the month of May. 

Understanding the importance of pollinators is crucial before exploring how trees help them. Bees, along with other pollinators such as butterflies, moths, and birds, are vital to blooming plant reproduction. They enable fertilisation by carrying pollen from one flower to another, which results in the formation of fruits, seeds, and nuts. Indeed, pollinators are thought to be responsible for the reproduction of one-third of the food humans consume. 

Trees attract pollinators with their various flowers and nectar throughout the spring season. From the delicate blooms of cherry and apple trees to the brilliant flowers of magnolias and dogwoods that we find in abundance throughout Hertfordshire, trees provide an abundant and diverse diet for bees and other pollinators. In May, as trees bloom, they become bustling hubs of activity, attracting pollinators from all over in search of food and shelter. 

Once they’ve attracted these pollinators, trees then continue the cycle by providing nectar-rich blooms, which are a significant source of energy for foraging bees. The sweet nectar generated by trees provides high-energy fuel for bees as they collect pollen and nectar. In exchange for this nourishing reward, bees unintentionally transport pollen from one blossom to another, which aids in pollination. 

The final chapter in the relationship of the ‘Bees and trees’ …..trees provide both food and shelter for pollinators. Many bee species, including solitary and bumblebees, nest in trees, using cavities in trunks, branches, or leaf litter. Trees with dense foliage protect bees from predators and severe weather, creating secure havens where they can rest and raise their young. 

May is the month to remind ourselves of the important role that trees play in the pollination process, but conservation and preservation must also be prioritised. The health of pollinators and flowering plants depends on safeguarding tree ecosystems. Planting native trees and creating pollinator-friendly landscapes can help bees and other pollinators, improving biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.


For bees and other pollinators, trees provide food, shelter, and habitat throughout May and beyond. Understanding trees’ crucial function in pollinator support allows us to protect these ecosystems and preserve our natural world. This May, while we admire buzzing bees and beautiful trees, let us celebrate and protect the remarkable symbiosis between trees and pollinators that enriches our lives and the world.

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Laura Hanna
Laura Hanna
10/11/2023
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Sarah Ashton
Sarah Ashton
02/11/2023
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Simon Heath
Simon Heath
20/10/2023
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Jessica Belfield
19/08/2023
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Jo Harris
Jo Harris
21/07/2023
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Jim Cremin
Jim Cremin
19/07/2023
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26/06/2023
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Jill Knight
Jill Knight
17/05/2023
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16/05/2023
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28/04/2023
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