Beekeeping forum: our neighborhood bees are loving the Echium which is in bloom now

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Name: Carl
Topanga Canyon CA 90290 I can
just retired to 1/2 acre in Topanga
Apr 4, 2016 8:35 AM CST
spring has sprung
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Name: Terri
virginia (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Region: Virginia Dragonflies Farmer
Apr 4, 2016 8:45 AM CST
I love Echium Vulgare, (Vipers Bugloss) as much as the bees, the plants are messy and floppy but we pulled a lot of honey off the hives last year when I planted 1/2 an acre for 4 hives. Because the nectar is provided continuously through the day, and doesn't get washed away by rain, I wanted to try it, as a supplement to the clover .

I've never seen the white version though, did you buy the seeds online?
Life is a rush into the unknown. You can duck down and hope nothing hits you, or you can stand tall, show it your teeth and say "Dish it up, Baby, and don't skimp on the jalapeƱos."

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