Sandbox forum: Only pollen

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Name: Gabriel
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Zone 5a)
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Cyclaminist
May 2, 2016 2:20 AM CST
Just a small correction: bloodroot only produces pollen, according to Heather Holm's Pollinators on Native Plants and the Illinois Wildflowers website. Bees sometimes come looking for nectar, but leave empty-handed (so to speak).
Name: Terri
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dragonfly53
May 6, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Actually, bees also use the pollen as food, so its not a wasted effort for them. Mining bees mostly but sometime other native bees and Honey bees.
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Name: Gabriel
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Zone 5a)
Freezing winters, warm summers
Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Region: Minnesota Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Cyclaminist
May 6, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Yes, bees collect pollen for their nests, but if they are looking for nectar, they don't find any. (I guess the post that this was a response to was deleted. Too bad.)
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 6, 2016 4:03 PM CST
Nests out of pollen? Never heard that one before. Gene
Name: Gabriel
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Zone 5a)
Freezing winters, warm summers
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Cyclaminist
May 6, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Oops, I don't mean nests are made of pollen, I mean bees collect pollen (and nectar) to put inside their nests. Blinking
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