Patty, I grow a non-flowering type of Lambs Ear, Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' that could solve the Bee problem. Lambs Ear Info
The starter plant
was given to me by a friend years ago and I've never seen it in any of the nurseries, big box stores, etc. I only keep it around just for the velvety stroking sensation cuz it's sure a pain in the rear to keep looking nice. Needs lots of attention to picking off the dead leaves. Tends to be a cool season plant
here so you should have good luck with it there.