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March Plants for Honey Bees

By Mindy03
March 13, 2012

It's March, the month spring officially arrives according to the calendar. Mother Nature might have different plans, but plants are bursting forth with renewed growth and the cool weather plants are blooming, bringing joy to everyone. Honey bees have built up their numbers and are busy taking advantage of the bountiful supply of food.

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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Mar 12, 2012 8:16 PM CST

Add to that list 'African Basil. I had one plant last year and had honey bees, several kinds of native bees and several kinds of wasp.
Just get 4 of them in the mail today. Going to have fun taking pictures of all the feeding bees this summer
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jmorth
Mar 13, 2012 2:42 AM CST
1st bee of the year for me...
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SongofJoy
Mar 13, 2012 4:22 AM CST
Yes, they are on the move here too. So great to see them. Things are blooming all over the place since we've had such a warm winter. The Bradford pear trees are stunning in full bloom now ... and just full of bees.


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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Mar 13, 2012 4:40 AM CST
I'm sure there's a lot of plants not listed that are blooming for them. Don't want to run out of plants to list for next year
Smiling Be sure to list any you have that's blooming and has bees on them.

jnorth what a lovely picture. they got orange pollen from that plant so you helped them with feeding those babies and making royal jelly for the queen. Hurray!
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vic
Mar 13, 2012 10:18 AM CST
Always enjoy your bee info Margaret Thumbs up
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Mindy03
Mar 13, 2012 1:00 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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LindaTX8
Mar 18, 2012 2:11 PM CST
The main attractions right now for the bees are the Bigtooth Maple, Mexican Buckeye and Texas Ash trees. Not that there's not others they go to, but that's the top three. I think the bees in Texas will make a good comeback this year.
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Mar 18, 2012 5:12 PM CST
That's good to hear LInda. Bradford Pear trees and Redbuds are the big attractions here right now.

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