Steve Schwartzman’s horsemint post made me go looking for a bee balm of my own. I have never posted one and this is from 2008. Long time in the wings.
We have these in our raised bed garden mid-backyard and get to see bees, of course, hummingbirds, hummingbird moths and a variety of butterflies. I believe this is Monarda didyma which is a non-native often sold at garden centers. Our native Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is more lavender in color and a bit smaller in bloom.
The Bee Balm in winter.