Anyone who’s paying attention at all knows that when dandelions show up…spring is here! Dandelions are one of the earliest steady food sources for your spring bees. When someone asks me how they can help the bees, one of the ideas I tell them is to leave those dandelions alone in early spring. Don’t mow them, don’t spray them, don’t dig them up. Later in the year there will be other sources of food for the bees, but dandelions is one plant they rely heavily on in the spring. Dandelions bloom year round whenever the weather is warm enough, but the heaviest concentration of bloom is between March and May.