Pineapple Guava Trees and Bees

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by BuzzMe, May 12, 2010.

  1. BuzzMe

    BuzzMe New Member

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    Hello to all.
    I am enjoying reading this forum very much. Thanks to all of you for sharing your insights and knowledge. I am hoping that someone will be able to advise me as to whether or not it is a good idea to grow Pineapple Guava trees where I have bees. My concern lies with the Small Hive Beetle's reported attraction to the European Honey Bee's alarm scent which contains a large percentage of methyl benzoate.
    TIA. :hi:
     
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    G3farms New Member

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    I am not making the connection between the trees and the beetle. Do the trees also contain methyl benzoate??

    G3
     

  3. BuzzMe

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    G3farms - Yes - and thank you very much for your reply. Please forgive me for not being clear.

    The Pineapple Guava does contain methyl B; the scent is predominantly from the fruit (Wikipedia-> Feijoa). Do you or have you ever had P Guava's in or around your bee-yard and if so was there any indication of excessive SHB problems that you noticed?

    Thank you and Cheers!
     
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