FAQ – What about bees?

Bees are known to be attracted to Himalayan balsam due to its high sugar nectar. However, luring pollinators away from native plants and them relying on a non-native species instead which can out-compete native plant species, is undesirable. Also, bees are understood to only rely upon balsam when there is nothing else available, which indicates a broader problem. See a statement from the British Beekeepers Association on Himalayan balsam.