I started wondering whether the simple forget-me-nots around my hives were of any benefit to the bees. Wikipeadia says yes for pollen and nectar – and they are the same family as borage.
From The Wildlife Trusts website: Like many of our native plants, Wood Forget-me-not is an excellent source of nectar and pollen for all kinds of insects including bumblebees and butterflies. To encourage wildlife into your garden, try planting native flower species in your borders to provide a ‘nectar-cafe’. To find out more about wildlife-friendly gardening, visit our Wild About Gardens website: a joint initiative with the RHS, there’s plenty of facts and tips to get you started.