Michael, the Yellow Honey Locust was a new tree planted this spring, it did not bloom. I have no clue if it will be attractive or not to bees. Sometimes I think that it depends on the area if bees are attracted to certain blooms or not. For example, my Anise Hyssop was covered in bees all summer, other forum members indicated that the bees did not paid much mind to theirs'
Yes, I think the Purple Robe will be a beauty, we'll see, time will tell that tale. It will bloom this year coming up, so I am told
It is thorned, both the yellow honey locust and the purple robe, let me tell you. I have a nasty cut on my forefinger from when I was lifting it out of the truck, my hand slipped a little and the thorn got me, ouch, hurts, bled like a son of a gun and it is still hurtin'. But...of course I know how much pain the honey/propolis in my jar relieved it, couldn't imagine how much it would hurt if I didn't put this concoction on it
Have a wonderful and great day. Cindi