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lmehaffey
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« on: June 11, 2009, 09:22:01 AM »

I've got a nice-sized lemon balm planting in my boxed herb garden. I know it can be propagated by division as well as seed...my question is: I've heard that bees are attracted to it (and to other mints). Do y'all think it would be OK to plant around my hives?
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 09:53:46 AM »

Let it go to seed and you'll have plenty of it - everywhere!  Lemon Balm is very prolific, but not like the usual mint that expands by runners.  It too will form a mat, but it's much easier to pull than standard mint.  It spreads by seeds.  I have lots of it growing just behind the hives, I pull whatever I don't want.  The girls love it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 10:35:07 AM »

Thanks....I think I will work with it this afternoon (in between weeding the bean rows)....
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 11:33:39 AM »

Let it go to seed and you'll have plenty of it - everywhere! 

Exactly. Smiley I planted one about 5 years ago, and now it comes up like weeds all over the place. The funny (strange) thing is, I rarely see the bees in it. There must be something else they prefer blooming at the same time in this area. huh
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