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Offline WaterCanyonBeeCo

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Is Nicandra physalodes toxic to honeybees?
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:52:55 PM »
I have a lot of seeds of Nicandra physalodes (aka Shoofly Plant or Apple of Peru) that I thought I would toss out for spring but wanted to see if it's considered toxic to honeybees. It's in the nightshade family but then again so are tomatoes so I wasn't sure. Moreover, is the pollen or nectar(honey) toxic to humans if collected from the hive.
thanks for any help on this.
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Lali

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Re: Is Nicandra physalodes toxic to honeybees?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 01:39:46 PM »
Anybody?   :?

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Re: Is Nicandra physalodes toxic to honeybees?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 02:16:29 AM »
... I have a lot of seeds of Nicandra physalodes (aka Shoofly Plant or Apple of Peru) ...but wanted to see if it's considered toxic to honeybees... is the pollen or nectar(honey) toxic to humans...

Toxic to a bee, I don't know.  Toxic to a human?  Yes indeed it is deadly in sufficient quantise, especially if children try eating the seed pods or chew on the stalks and stems 
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/654/