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Offline Sundog

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Viburnum and bees?
« on: March 27, 2013, 05:26:37 PM »
I was out walking earlier today and saw a great many bees working on a large hedge of viburnum that is just about to bloom.  Never noticed the bushes before, but I’m glad to see bees on something.  They seemed to be working something on the leaves too.  I wondered if they were my bees but I couldn’t see a flight path.  Then there was another large stand of bushes a hundred yards up the street without a bee on it.

Anyone know about viburnum and bees?


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Re: Viburnum and bees?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 07:09:32 PM »
HI HB; getting on to make initial post and was happy to be able to respond to something. I live in WV and have a Viburnum type that blooms in the spring and fall. I haven't noticed any spring activity (late blooming), but when there's little else in Sept, they have worked it.   I read your post hoping for an answer myself. Have a BEE-u-t-full season

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Re: Viburnum and bees?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 09:17:04 PM »
Yeah, they work it...ligustrum too. I don't know if they prefer it or not but I always see bees on it when it blooms.

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Re: Viburnum and bees?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 12:19:32 AM »
i've pulled multiple supers from a hive that was full of ligustrum honey.  clear as water and sickly sweet.

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Re: Viburnum and bees?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 04:33:50 PM »
Good to hear. There is a tree farm less than a mile, as the bee flies, and their Ligustrom is starting to bloom. Perhaps they'll bring me some. (honey not trees)

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Re: Viburnum and bees?
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 10:51:50 PM »
They pick up a lot of pollen off a Viburnum hedge in the corner of my property. It's one of the first blooms in my area and the flowers get covered by bees. It's an early warning that the season is getting ready to start.