Bee Forage plants

Early Spring

Buckbrush — Ceanothus cuneatus – Feb 7th

Abundant nectar and dull yellow pollen
Manzanita (many species, Brittleleaf shown) — Arctostaphylos spp.
Early January, some nectar and pollen

Sand Almond – Prunus fasciculata — sandy coastal habitats, January 15
Arroyo Willow — Salix lasiolepis — third week of January

Very strong pollen and some nectar
Tasmanian Blue Gum — Eucalyptus globulus — variable, about last week of December

Copious dilute nectar, pollen is dirty white in color
Cape Ivy – Deleiria odorata – 2nd week of December

abundant bright yellow pollen