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Discussion in 'Mason & other alternative bees' started by tmrschessie, Jul 24, 2013.

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    tmrschessie New Member

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    We have our small front yard here in the country planted to a Honey Bee, Humming bird, and Butterfly garden. Have been noticing a lot of the bees outlined here on this part of the forum. Thanks for all the ideas etc. Will be getting set up to help propagate them next season. Tom
     
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    Feed The Bees
    We have a beekeeper that has been on a mission to feed the bees. She has researched bee plants that thrive in our area and has composed a list of plants. She has contacted green house plant suppliers and has one that carries all the plants or seeds on the list. The list is displayed and available for the public to pick up.
    At every meeting she talks about a different plant, where to plant, how high it grows, If it spreads, when it blooms, how long the blooming lasts, what the bees get from them (pollen, nectar).
    On the evening of the summer solstices she hosts a plant exchange at her house. bring a plant take a plant or 2 or 5.
     

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    tmrschessie New Member

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    We are propagating some plants here and buying from a lady in one of the neighboring towns as much as possible. She is an older gardener and as she gets too many or decides to change a bed out, sells at a very reasonable rate. Being older then we are, we like to help her where we can. Tom
     
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    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    What a great idea to enhance bee club meetings. Thanks for the thought ApisBees. It would also be especially relevant if the talk coincided with the bloom period. Of course, that would not work in the winter.
     
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    Slowmodem New Member

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    I've got some beebee tree seeds and one I've planted that is coming up. I have sourwood and eucalyptus planned for next year. Funny how something like a few bees can change your entire outlook toward your property!