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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2010, 03:07:02 PM »
This is a pic forwarded by livefreeordie

He has told me it is wild Rhododendron.

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2010, 07:00:59 PM »
Thank you for posting that for me.

We have a very dense growth of wild rhododendron in this area for 20 miles in either direction, the hillsides are covered with it, that picture was the first week of May last year while morel hunting. I am not sure how much of a factor it is to honeybees though if any.
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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2010, 07:37:02 PM »
Is this different from Mountain laurel?

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2010, 09:51:36 PM »
Is this different from Mountain laurel?

Yes, very different. I know the Mountain Laurel, and we do have that here as well, but not in near the numbers of the wild Rhododendron. The Rhodo looks just like the kind in everyone's yard, except the wild variety has less blooms per plant, although still covered, and all I have seen is white and a pale pink. The plant is also much bigger and more gangly that the cultivated variety. But it literally covers some of the hillsides, especially those with streams.
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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2010, 01:38:04 AM »
Rhododendron nectar to my understanding makes poison honey. It is referred to in these parts as mother-in-law honey :-D :-D!

The bees usually don't work it if another source is available. Last year in SC it was a bad year and I understand the bees worked it heavy due to no other choice.
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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2010, 06:32:33 PM »
Here is a site on rhododendron poisoning.                 http://www.rhodyman.net/rhodytox.html

Don't put your bees where that is the only thing around.

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2013, 09:37:11 PM »
Too good of a thread to go to waste.
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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2013, 10:55:50 AM »
WOW! A trip down memory lane!

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2014, 12:45:15 PM »







Took these on the road? down to my bees, can anyone identify what it is. It is growing in the woods. Beautiful flower , but is it poison?  Iddee, got any idea?      Joel Paul /JPBEEGETTER.

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2014, 01:47:17 PM »
No idea what it is, but for poison, poison ivy is said to make one of the best honeys ever. and never causes a reaction in a human nor affect the bees in any way.
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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2014, 01:54:13 PM »
It is growing on a single stem, no leaves. Don't know where it came from, what it grew from anything.. But it is pretty.

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2014, 10:49:05 AM »
It's a Spider Lilly...

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Re: My Blooms (post pics)
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2014, 08:48:51 PM »
What JPB said. I thought I got off thread and posted. I saw it on the other thread and posted. Then somehow I ended up on this one and I'm like - where's my post? Comes up from a bulb. It blooms first then the leaves/tube like comes up to absorb sunlight.
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