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April Plants for Honey Bees

By Mindy03
April 3, 2012

April is here and beekeepers will be kept busy trying to keep up with their bees' need for extra room to store the bounty collected from the blossoms they visited. April also marks the start of swarm season, so beekeepers will be keeping an eye out for swarms to catch; or they'll be trying to keep them from swarming by making splits.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 3, 2012 11:18 AM CST
I've gotten to the point, every time I see a bee, I think of you Lovey dubby
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Apr 3, 2012 2:03 PM CST
*Blush* What a nice thing to say Vic. I'm glad you are enjoying the articles. I do hope you think of what I share with you about the bees and not just me. Smiling

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vic
Apr 3, 2012 3:01 PM CST
Oh, I definitely do. I love seeing what I have or can make that will keep them well fed. Thumbs up
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 3, 2012 3:07 PM CST
I agree. It's interesting to check the list and see what's recommended. Thumbs up
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Apr 3, 2012 4:02 PM CST
And mark the ones we don't have but need to get! Big Grin
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Apr 3, 2012 4:23 PM CST
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Mindy03
Apr 3, 2012 5:00 PM CST
So glad to hear you all are checking the lists and seeing what you have and would like to add to your gardens.

I would be most interested in hearing about the color of the pollen for the plants they get pollen from. The only ones I can find that information for is the ones commercially grown and pollinated by bees. So if you have a plant that provides pollen take a look and let me know what color the pollen is please.

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