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Offline wtiger

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mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« on: June 01, 2007, 05:44:04 PM »
I was just wondering if these are good honeybee trees.  I've planted some fruit trees for the bees and was thinking of planting some of these and maybe some black locusts.  I have one at the edge of our property and It always blooms like mad around mid summer.  I've heard they were good trees for the honeybee somewhere, but I can't remember where. The only think I don't like about both the mimosa and black locust is given the chance they'll both spread like crazy and are hard to kill,but I figure what the heck the mower can keep them in check.  Here's a link to a picture.

http://www.invasive.org/eastern/srs/S_M.html
« Last Edit: June 01, 2007, 09:26:52 PM by wtiger »

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Re: mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 08:59:12 PM »
Mimosa are good, I don't know how much nector they yeild but the bees love them.
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Re: mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007, 09:03:50 PM »
the post link above says

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Well thats what it says when I click on the link above.......
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Re: mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2007, 09:24:00 PM »
woops.  Just found the first picture I found on google.  Guess they don't like that I'll find another.

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Re: mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2007, 12:23:21 AM »
Thought there for a  minute you was talking about me. Huh. :roll:
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Re: mimosa or "silk" tree good honeybee tree?
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007, 11:46:44 PM »
I have heard that Golden Rain trees are very good for bees.  Planted 2 this spring, frost got one and the other is doing OK, will probabaly be a couple of years before it does anything for the bees. Holly is excellent also.

 

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