Bees love this flower

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  1. Marbees

    Marbees Member

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    And I have no idea what it's called, please help
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  2. Marbees

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    Anyone's guess?
     

  3. Noronajo

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    Type in Hoary Alyssum ( Berteroa Incana ) and see if that's it.
     
  4. Marbees

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    Yup, that's it. Troublesome weed. Thank you Noronajo:thumbsup:
     
  5. Noronajo

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    I've spent most of the spring and summer noticing flowering plants I've never really seen before growing in the vicinity of my hives and trying to identify each one and whether they provide nectar and/or pollen for the bees. I have a PDF of nectar and pollen plants in Oklahoma but my bees can't read and they seem to go for many other plants.
     
  6. ApisBees

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    http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/weedsbc/pdf/hoary_alyssum.pdf
    A word on this plant from the province of BC.
    Another invasive species. Who decides what an invasive species is? Honey Bees are an invasive species as well as horses lots of breeds of cows, cats, dog, alfalfa hay and garden crops. The worst invasive species of them all the white European settler. It all depends from whose point of view your looking at it from. Any nector and pollen plant is a good species for my invasive bees to produce honey that will be used on the table of this descendant of the invasive European settler. OK I will quite ranting now.
     
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    Hey Perry, did they name a flower after you. Post #3. :lol: Jack
     
  8. srvfantexasflood

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    Marbees, is that in bloom now?
     
  9. Marbees

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    Picture taken on October 1st in Pembroke, Ontario 400km north of Toronto, don't think it's blooming now.
     
  10. Daniel Y

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    We have had a lot of flowers in bloom since mid summer. But I see very few if any bees on them. Not sure why. maybe drought is reducing the nectar??? I do notice a bush at work that is always swarming with bees. no idea what it is. woudl like to see lots more of it being grown though. I was hoping to see a lot more bees on the sagebrush. it seems to be a good source of pollen but maybe not nectar.
     
  11. ApisBees

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    Daniel take a picture and post it on the site someone will be able to identify it for you. then when you are talking to people in your [FONT=&quot]neighbor [/FONT] hood, you will know what shrub to suggest.
    Nobody took me up on my suggestion that they should plant dandelions in their yards for the bees, can't understand why?
     
  12. Daniel Y

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    ApisBees, 6 months ago that would be no problem. My camera died right after my last grandson was born so I have no way of taking pictures. still haven't replaced the camera.