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Gardening for Honey Bees: Bulbs for Honey Bees

By Mindy03
September 16, 2013

Bulbs are a favorite of many gardeners because they are easy and showy. Who can resist the first snowdrops or crocuses? Honey bees like to visit the blossoms for nectar and pollen, so I'm busy adding more bulbs to my garden just for them and for me. .

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 15, 2013 6:24 PM CST
In the past I have not associated bulbs etc. with bees.
Now, after reading your article, I will think about the bees as I plant the bulbs in a week or two.
And look for the bees next spring.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Sep 15, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Thank you Caroline. I'm sure the bees will enjoy your bulbs as much as you do.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Sep 15, 2013 8:28 PM CST
I have to move a 50ftx3.5 ft. roe of bulbs from the garden and I was wondering where to put them. I think i'll look at the possibilities of moving them closer to the hives! Never would have thought of that! Thanks!
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Mindy03
Sep 16, 2013 6:05 AM CST
You are welcome Arlene. The bees will appreciate your hard work in moving the bulbs.

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