I just wanted to post that this year in our garden I made an extra effort to plant diverse, bee-friendly plants (particularly since beekeeping is now permitted in our municipality, Delta). Lots of plants attracted bees, but three plants in particular were MOBBED by bees, and to make things better all have long, long bloom periods: 1. Sweet Cicely (Myrrhus odorata) (nice as it blooms so early in the spring) 2. Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)...and it looks fab in borders! 3. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)...so striking as a specimen plant, blooms for weeks.