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« on: February 28, 2009, 03:16:58 PM »

where i live there is alot of wild cherrys  when thay are in bloom i do not see any honey bees on them why? will or can honeybee work the blooms?

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 03:31:26 PM »

They do work wild cherry, plum and the privets in my area.

Sometimes it depends if they have another source blooming that they prefer.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 03:38:01 PM »

#1...Bees will work what like best.

#2...Bees will work the most abundant.

#3...Bees will work one source until it is gone before moving to another source.

There may be a source they like better, a source they started on before the cherries bloomed, or a much larger source. Either would stop them from moving to the cherries.

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 03:58:58 PM »

Cherries and Pears, are not a high content sugar nectar. As stated, if anything else is better in the area, bees will work the more nutritious or higher sugar nectar source.
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