I was always under the assumption that since honey bees originated in Europe, their preferences for nectar are with non-native, European in origin plant material. In the last week, as some of my natives are beginning to flower. A few of my bees are working the Purple Coneflower, etc. I was wondering if this was a indicator that there is not much else in bloom? The white clover is still blooming. Sadly, I am not seeing very many butterflies this year. Just a couple of zebra swallowtails and a tiger swallowtail, a few red admirals and lots of cabbage whites that like my kale.