Here are some nice photos of Autumn Joy sedum with honey bees attached. It seems like everyone knew about this plant except me, so I’m happy to catch up. Beekeeper Marc Balboa, who made the photos, says:
My bees are crazy over them. Native bees too, although I’m not sure which. Bumble bees for sure, some very large bees with yellow backs with a large black spot in the center, and lots of smaller dark bees. . . . Regarding propagation, it could not be easier. Break off any branch, and you will because they’re somewhat brittle, stick it anywhere else, and it will thrive. I started with four. I now have nearly twenty.
I’m always looking for a bee magnet so I can get pictures of natives, so I’m looking forward to this. By the way, those big bees with yellow backs that Marc mentioned sound like carpenter bees. We’ll have to wait and see.