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Re: Are you seeing bees?

Post  camprn on 6/13/2016, 1:11 pm

The honey bees go to my garden soil as well, usually they are collecting water there.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 6/13/2016, 1:21 pm

@camprn wrote:The honey bees go to my garden soil as well, usually they are collecting water there.
I wondered if that might be it (water), except that their hive is on the opposite creek bank and they have to fly over the creek to get to my MM. Maybe MM-broth is tastier than creek-mud-stew? Sure makes better vegetables...

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Post  Kelejan on 6/13/2016, 1:33 pm

I went to a plant sale the other day and bought a little punnet of milkweed starts. altogether the totaled 12 plants and I have re-potted each in a separate container.

The milkweed plant on show looked beautiful;  big and sturdy. I have never seen a monarch butterfly here, but the plants will also attract other butterflies and insects.

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/13/2016, 2:22 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I went to a plant sale the other day and bought a little punnet of milkweed starts. altogether the totaled 12 plants and I have re-potted each in a separate container.

The milkweed plant on show looked beautiful;  big and sturdy. I have never seen a monarch butterfly here, but the plants will also attract other butterflies and insects.
Yup, mine are in bloom. The bees and the hummingbirds visit every day. It's almost time for the monarchs.  sunny

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Post  camprn on 6/13/2016, 6:12 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:
@camprn wrote:The honey bees go to my garden soil as well, usually they are collecting water there.
I wondered if that might be it (water), except that their hive is on the opposite creek bank and they have to fly over the creek to get to my MM. Maybe MM-broth is tastier than creek-mud-stew? Sure makes better vegetables...
Honey bees typically fly close to home but will travel 3-5 miles to get what they need. I think they like the compost.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/13/2016, 8:08 pm

I have seen all manner of bees; big ones, little ones, waspy types, and today saw my first honey bee drinking from my birdbath! They LOVE my Walkers Low Catmint...see more of that beautiful plant in my future! And the lantana, but that is annual.

Kelejan--YAY! My milkweed was leggy and fell over last year, but I did raise one Monarch in the fall for the Big Migration! Lots of other things enjoyed it as well. This year, I pinched about 3/4 of it back to bush it out a bit so it is sturdier with more branches.


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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/14/2016, 6:52 pm

We still don't have many bees here yet. The occasional bumble here and there, and a wasp or two.   I'm very disappointed and sad. I have one quarter of the fruits on my fruit trees that I had this time last year.

Could it be too cold still?
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/14/2016, 10:23 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:We still don't have many bees here yet. The occasional bumble here and there, and a wasp or two.   I'm very disappointed and sad. I have one quarter of the fruits on my fruit trees that I had this time last year.

Could it be too cold still?
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I think yes.  Too cold.  It has been a cold/hot/cold spring.


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Post  Windmere on 6/15/2016, 12:38 pm

This is re-posted from my Fayetteville thread.  My echinacea has been attracting honey bees.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/16/2016, 6:50 am

We've got lots in the white clover & bee balm just workin' away spreading pollen & collecting nectar for themselves. I'm glad to see them!

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Post  Pollinator on 6/16/2016, 8:02 am

@Windmere wrote:This is re-posted from my Fayetteville thread.  My echinacea has been attracting honey bees.

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Umm - that's a bumble bee. Both are good to have around.

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Post  Windmere on 6/16/2016, 9:55 am

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@Windmere wrote:This is re-posted from my Fayetteville thread.  My echinacea has been attracting honey bees.

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Umm - that's a bumble bee. Both are good to have around.
Oh rats!  Our family was excited about that "honey bee."  Oh well, yes the bumbles are good to have around.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/16/2016, 10:49 pm







Not sure why first picture is small and sideways...but if you click on it, it is my 2 beds of milkweeds one at top, and the other towards the front. In front, also Walker's Low Catmint (absolute bee MAGNET). And pretty blue flowers to boot. Marigolds, and more milkweeds. I pinched them back hard in early Spring because mine last year were straight poles and fell over.....

Daylilies and hollyhocks have tons of visitors;  bees, and hummingbirds.

Then Hollyhocks, marigolds and some nasturtiums in there to add to the fun!


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