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« on: March 08, 2006, 10:55:16 AM »

Hi everyone, this spring iam planning to plant many flowers and plants for my bees which i will be keeping Upstate New York,

i have  a question do bees like Black eyed Susan flowers?

What are some plants and flowers i should be planting for the bees, i have plenty of area to plant so i need many different sorts.


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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 11:12:13 AM »

here's a list of bee plants i found awhile back, and your Black-eyed Susan is on the list, maybe this will help

http://www.blessedbee.ca/encyclopedia/honeybee_plants/
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 11:24:22 AM »

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Big part of that collection is not bee plants. If bee visit on flower it does not mean that it is good bee plant.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 11:46:56 AM »

here's another list, this is mainly a pollinatiion list but might help
http://www.beeculture.com/content/pollination_handbook/index.html
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2006, 12:00:27 PM »

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That is not list for bees at all. Sorry Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2006, 12:09:54 PM »

so finsky where would i find that bee list? maybe u can list them
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 12:22:43 PM »

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my bees which i will be keeping Upstate New York


What part of Upstate?  I'm  not trying to be facetious,  but NY is a big state and it seems like most non-upstaters consider anything north of NYC "upstate".
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 12:29:32 PM »

Hancock New York
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 12:39:08 PM »

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so finsky where would i find that bee list? maybe u can list them


There is somewhere "official" recommendations from beekeepers what are worth cultivating on your district. If you have small patch, it is your joy to watch bees. Bees do not need small areas. If you have farmland it is better to look which is worth of job.

Period of flowering time is important.

Here is one
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2168.html
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 01:47:53 PM »

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Ah,  trout country...  Very nice area.     I would suggest white clover.  Vetch should also grow well.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 05:05:58 PM »

If you have alot of room, alfalfa is a good choice.  It blooms for a long period, and if you mow it it will regrow and bloom again in the same year.  You should be able to get 2 or possibly 3 flowering times.  It is drought resistant, lasts for years, and is easy to grow.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2006, 06:51:38 AM »

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That is not list for bees at all. Sorry Tongue


The list of plants has " White Dutch Clover " Huh which, according to the list from the Ohio site IS an excellent nectar and pollen plant? So what's the story?

Furthermore that type of " clover " is the primary nectar plant for me and it is blooming right now where I live.

Last year the honey I extracted was " clover " honey, very fine and delectable.

I gave myself " First Prize "   wink
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2006, 11:30:18 AM »

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu:8050/entomology/apiculture/PDF%20files/1.04.pdf
HONEY PLANTS OF NORTH CAROLINA
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« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006, 09:58:15 PM »

I have heard that the vetch drives the bees nuts over here in Vermont (I will trying to substantiate this claim this coming summer, as I moved up here too late to start girls last year)...also helps if you've got an apple orchard behind your house too, like I do Wink

I think the vetch has a late flow? Its everywhere over here in Chittenden County.

I think it's supposed to be a pretty robust plant too. Can any VTers on here that have been around longer than I attest to this?

wombat

P.S. "The vetch has a late flow"...yes I know it sounds funny.
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