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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 03-11-2013 07:13 AM 2416 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

03-11-2013 07:13 AM

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POLLINATION BEES

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-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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MsDebbieP

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03-11-2013 07:16 AM

I was reading something recently … can’t remember what it was … and it talked about the importance of including plants that flower throughout the growing season.

Monocultures means that bees have one window of opportunity and the rest of the season they have to do without—or move.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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mmh

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hardiness zone 7a

03-11-2013 02:28 PM

I was informed that different plants bloom at different times of the day, thus the bees can pollinate the different blooms all day long. So a garden of diverse plants should allow for a constant source of flowers to provide pollen to feed on. A Smörgåsbord for bees. Sometimes a flowering weed is not such a bad thing in the garden.

FYI: Bees create honey by kneading the nectar of flowers on their tongues until the moisture content is lowered and the nectar becomes concentrated.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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hardiness zone 5b

03-11-2013 03:32 PM

bees don’t care—- a flower is a flower is a flower :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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