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« on: September 07, 2007, 11:37:29 PM »

Wow the fall flow is going full speed now. The bees are all over the asters, the spirea and the sedum and others:
 
Bee on pink sedum:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbroberg/1299037678/in/set-72157594553062456

Bee on asters:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbroberg/401109299/in/set-72157594553062456/

Bee on spirea:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbroberg/401105219/in/set-72157594553062456/
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 02:09:30 AM »

David, isn't this funny, my bees have no interest in the spirea at my place, they never cease to amaze me.  Have a wonderful day. Cindi
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 03:09:42 AM »

   Hi Cindi,

     This may be wrong for you.  But one of our inspectors told me about one year there was clover on both sides of a long drive and the bees never touched it.  They decided to experiment and added lime to one side and leave the other side as it was.  No time frame was given, but he said when he came back the side they limed was covered in bees and the other side was still bee free.  I guess they just need to sweeten the pot, so to speak. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 10:26:04 AM »

qa33010.  What you said about the lime sweetening the soil is absolutely true.  I didn't realize that it would affect the clovers though, that was really interesting.  We live in a really wet climate and lime certain areas, some plants like limed soil, some don't, so it is kind of a hit and miss sometimes.  I more often do not lime than lime though.  Have a great and wonderful day, great health to us all.  Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2007, 10:30:33 PM »

We have very alkaline soil naturally, so don't need to add the lime. Maybe that explains it? 

OTOH, maybe they are just moody?  Last year we had mostly big bumblebees on the spirea, but this year the honey bees seemed to have discovered it. They have been outnumbering the bumblebees on it by about 100 to 1 this year. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 06:51:44 AM »

We live in limestone country.The bees are all over our sedum as well!
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