“Busy as a bee” is most appropriate come late summer for the long rest coming into winter. The native bees especially partake in the feast of late summer and fall.
Have a look at the busy buzzers in this post. Plants are buzzing all over the garden. It really doesn’t matter if the plants are native or non-native if it pleases the bees. Not one plant shown is native to OUR area, even the “natives” in the gallery below. The native specie plants from here are different in color and flower size. We breed these garden plants for our gardens and feel good about buying them as natives. They attract pollinators just as the “weeds” or native flowers in the natural meadows.
I have many native plants in bloom, but the bees are buzzing over this group of blooms at this time. On GWGT, I will have a post on watering the garden up next. It has pollinators on some native plants, but honestly, it really doesn’t matter if the non-native plants are working for pollinators. Even the Wool Carder bee in this post is non-native. And non-native honeybees? My gosh, what would we do without them?