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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Sep 15, 2013 6:24 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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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.
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Sep 15, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Thank you Caroline. I'm sure the bees will enjoy your bulbs as much as you do.
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Sep 15, 2013 8:28 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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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!
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Sep 16, 2013 6:05 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
You are welcome Arlene. The bees will appreciate your hard work in moving the bulbs.
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