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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.
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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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