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David McLeod
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« on: August 05, 2012, 09:25:39 PM »

Nyssa aquatica or biflora, sadly not ogeche.
I am actively seeking an outyard overlooking the tobesofkee swamp south of Macon and I know that there are stands of tupelo in the swamp. Now this is not the Tupelo of legend, that is N. ogeche of extreme south Georgia and North Florida. This is what I know as just tupelo as opposed to N. sylvatica which is a black gum to me.
Now having lived all but a few years of my life, and all of my beekeeping years, above the fall line I have no personal knowledge of the tupelos as honey plants other than the black gum of the ridges is a minor honey plant in the uplands.
I do know and have seen what appears to be pure stands of tupelo in the swamps just below the fall line. Are they a major flow plant or should I look elsewhere.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 12:11:51 AM »

We got a load of tupelo here in Texas.. Im tempted to stick some hives on tree climbers in the woods next year.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 11:52:36 AM »

I get confused all the time by tulip populars, black gum trees, and black tupilo gum trees. 
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