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Honey Bees in the Garden - September

By Mindy03
September 16, 2011

September brings us Labor Day and cooler temperatures. Gardeners will be keeping an eye out for frost. Honey bees will continue to store winter food supplies as long as the temperature remains above 50ºF.

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Name: Vicki
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vic
Sep 16, 2011 6:32 AM CST
all your info.

Thank you so much and beautiful photos as well.

I, too, am a local honey buyer Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Sep 16, 2011 7:22 AM CST
I have enjoyed your articles and the emphasis on bees. I luv bees and I buy local raw honey (with and without the comb) at my Farmers Market. It is fantastic! What would we do without the bees? Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Sep 16, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Thank you Vickie and Tee.

Just so you know there are more articles coming just the plant list ones will stop for now. I'll resume them again in January

It's nice to know my readers are enjoying what I write. .
Name: Maridell
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Maridell
Sep 16, 2011 9:03 AM CST
I have garlic chives blooming, glad to know they are helping the bees Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2011 9:08 PM CST
I still have Sedum, sempervivum and asters blooming. The bees are all over them. I notice they are feeding on the over ripe figs also.
We take the tiny honey bee for granite. What would we ever do without them.
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Sep 17, 2011 5:05 AM CST
I didn't realize the garlic chives were good for them... yeah one more I have!!
Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Sep 17, 2011 5:58 AM CST
Thank you Lynn and Allison.

All of the onion family plants benefit the honey bees. Including the flowering onions.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Sep 21, 2011 2:56 PM CST
Enjoyed the article! We've got some wild asters blooming now, in spite of drought.You know, DH and I were eating outside of a burger place the other day and a couple bees were somehow attracted to my open purse. Now, what could possibly be in or on it to interest them, never did figure out. Nearby, some Mexican Heather was blooming in the landscape and that's where most of the bees were. With the falling temperatures now, bees seem to be more active. I love the raw regional honey...it's the best! Big Grin
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Name: Margaret
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Mindy03
Sep 21, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Bees are curious creatures and tend to check out anything that catches their eye. It would also depend on what color purse you were carrying. They might have thought it was a giant flower if it was a pretty color..

Bees go full blast at this time of the year collecting all the nectar and pollen they can before it's time to stay home.

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LindaTX8
Sep 21, 2011 5:28 PM CST
The purse was black, so nothing. They seemed to want to go inside the purse...now that I think about it, I may have wiped off a little soda at some earlier time in the day and put the napkin back in my purse. I had to laugh while I was sitting there...DH was sitting there with a shake and they weren't interested in that at all! Good thing I'm used to being around bees!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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