The bees and pollinators know this shift too and have been preparing for the coming colder weather. They have been preparing for much longer than we realize.
My honey bees need ample honey stores to get them through the winter. They either slow down or stop producing brood (baby bees) when the temperature is consistently around 35 degrees for 3 or 4 nights. This tells them that it is too cold to produce more brood than they can keep warm.
In August and September, the plants that are blooming are very important to the Honey Bees and other pollinators. Anything that you can grow, even if in a container, can help our pollinators get ready for winter. They must gather as much nectar as possible so that they have enough food when the weather gets cold.
Here are some of the plants that help these pollinators get through the winter.
So if you plant any of these plants in a large container or plant a large bed of them, the pollinators in your yard will be ready for the winter to come and will reward you with their beauty next year.