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Universal Bee
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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2010, 11:53:07 AM »

that's a pretty flower.

i grow raspberries, blackberries (both wild and cultivated) and blueberries.  berries are a big business around here. 

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 12:02:28 PM »

Our woodland is full of wild blueberry/billberry. They are  4 inch tall. Bees get from them wet nectar but in that time of spring hives are not able to get surplus.  I think that billberry nectar does not have much sugar.

I have in greenhouse American Blueberries. Flowers are big and bees got a full load quickly from flowers.

European blueberry

We use this kind of "berry machine" to pick them. Some call  it "Greedy"


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« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 09:14:56 PM »

I just got a raspberry plant from a guy at work that I need to plant! Im gonna put it with my blackberries!
 When I got my blackberries, the first year was GREAT!..I could sit there in a lawn chair and just eat em up!
The bees loved them too!
  Hey Finsky!!! I havent seen you in ages!! It sure is good to see you back here!

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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 11:27:57 AM »

Great looking blueberries, Finski!

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« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 12:55:35 PM »

We don't have much here for bees... raspberries, blackberries, apples, pears, elderberries, strawberries, dewberries, blueberries, southern catalpa, tulip poplar, and assorted wildflowers.  And thats only within 100 yards of my hives.  The girls have a nice buffet to choose from, and they do take advantage of it.  Needless to say, last years harvests were much better than previous years.
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2010, 06:10:34 AM »

My husband has a lot of roses and I rarely see any bees on them.

When I go shopping for "bee plants" I look for the ones at the nursery that have a lot of bees on them  grin

That is exactly what I do!!!!
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2010, 07:32:43 AM »

bees love wild rose ,pollen is plentiful.
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