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SgtMaj
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« on: September 20, 2008, 06:38:35 AM »

I have been reading that Evodia blooms in July and August, and that it is "a resource" for honeybees.  I'm wondering if it provides nectar or just pollen though.  Does anyone know?  If it does provide nectar, it seems like it would be a great tree to plant to reduce the dearth period.  Any thoughts on that (other than that it takes 6-7 years to flower after having been planted)?
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 03:48:19 PM »

Evodia danieli ( the bee bee tree ) is a very good bee tree, but short lived , about 10 or 15 yrs ,new plantings should be made often .
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 03:07:17 AM »

But... does it provide nectar or just pollen?
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 07:45:44 AM »

http://www.massbee.org/evodia.shtml
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2008, 11:38:22 AM »

Still doesn't say if it provides more than just pollen... I can't find anything, anywhere that says it gives nectar, or any ads for evodia honey, so I guess it doesn't?
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 05:53:42 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetradium



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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 03:28:43 AM »

Jim, ahhh, super. 

"It attracts large numbers of bees and is sought after by beekeepers as a source of late summer honey."

So it DOES provide a flow during the dearth.  Unfortuneately I don't have any place to plant it in my own yard, but I could start a bunch in pots and transplant them in the over-grown or county owned land around here... could probably find space for at least 20 of them, maybe more.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 05:56:08 AM »

it seems like most if not all nectar sources don't produce much nectar during a drought so whether evodia would provide nectar during a dearth is questionable. but it does bloom when other things usually aren't in bloom.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 06:24:45 AM »

"it seems like most if not all nectar sources don't produce much nectar during a drought"

           

             Not water no nectar !!





"so whether evodia would provide nectar during a dearth is questionable. but it does bloom when other things usually aren't in bloom."



           Is  dearth do to not water or no blooms?? 






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