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Author Topic: So much for the Goldenrod flow  (Read 1713 times)
New Bee
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« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2013, 07:19:47 AM »

sc-bee--here in Lexington SC not too far away from you my bees are putting up something, I saw cells being filled. Also saw bees working Lespedeza and Rag weed for the last week or so. Not sure what they get from each of these but the ones on Rag Weed were packing in the pollen.  I see golden rod blooming but a local beek said bees dont work it that much. I do know in SC just a few miles makes a big difference in plants. I'm still new at this so dont hold me to much of this LOL.


Dan, what kind of Lespedeza do you find them working?
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2013, 07:45:56 PM »

today we loaded 400  heading for peppers in Florida and the bee's were still bringing in tons of white  pollen
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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2013, 08:22:45 PM »

Dan, what kind of Lespedeza do you find them working?

Here in the south its Sericea Lespedeza or Lespedeza cuneata, another one of those introduced invasive plants. After learning to identify wildflowers in my area I found out that lots of the wildflowers we have are not native.
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