Plants for Bees

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Plants for Bees

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 16th, 2013, 4:03 pm

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Re: Plants for Bees

Post by Syed Adnan » August 17th, 2013, 10:41 am

Personal observation: , bees are attracted by hollihox, Geraniums, Marigolds and Zinnias. I have 2 bee hives in my backyard, one in the Bougainvillea bush and another one in Rangoon creeper. they seems to be very choosy about flowers. ;)

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Re: Plants for Bees

Post by Izhar » September 27th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Powerful Bee magnets in my experience: alternanthera spp., portulaca, salvia...

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Re: Plants for Bees

Post by Khalid Abro » September 27th, 2013, 4:53 pm

I didn't belive when i first saw number of bees crawling around small flowers of conocarpus erectus at my home and on my detailed inspection i found many species of other flies on the flowers hence proved cono is also a powerful bee magnet.

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