Honey Bees in the Garden: February

Posted by @Mindy03 on
February's warmer days find gardeners outside hoping to get their soil ready for new seeds and plants. Honey bees will soon be out checking for fresh food as well.

January's list of plants are still blooming, and now February is here to add more to the list.  It's still too cold for serious gardening in the North, But the South is getting warm enough for gardeners to be out. Temperatures are also warming up enough for the honey bees to fly more often. 

Honey Bees not only get pollen and nectar this month, they can also get honeydew from Filiberts, American Elm and Musk Willow. 

Here's a list of plants that begin blooming in February:

Hepatica Pollen

Date Palm Pollen

California Poppy Pollen

Common Alder Pollen

Winter Honeysuckle Nectar and Pollen

Hellebore Nectar and Pollen

Lenten Rose Nectar and Pollen

Daphne Nectar and Pollen

Cherry Nectar and Pollen

Filbert Pollen and Honeydew

 

Crocus Nectar and Pollen

American Elm Pollen and Honeydew

Musk Willow Nectar, Pollen and Honeydew

Glory Of  The Snow Nectar and Pollen

 

 

 

Spring is not so far away and soon more and more flowers will be available for the honey bees as the weather warms enough for them to fly on foraging missions. 

 

BEE OUR VALENTINE and treat us to some honey plants this year. 

 

Crocus Photo courtesy of Floraseeker (Thank You very much)

Filbert and Date Palm Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 
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Thank You by vic Mar 2, 2012 3:27 PM 9

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