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by LilacLover on February 26, 2006 10:32 AM
Any idea of good plants to attract Honey Bees? I LOVE watchig them work! I planted Bee Balm, Mosquietoe Plants, Coreopisis & Butterfly Bushes last year. Any ideas this year>?

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by Thornius on February 26, 2006 10:51 AM
I've had a lot of Bumble Bees by planting Black Oil Sunflower Seeds.

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A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
by peppereater on February 26, 2006 11:08 AM
MY GOSH, THORNY! That is an absolutley award winning photo! You must turn that in to a contest!
Tell me what lense and camera you used!
AWESOME, MY FRIEND!

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by Thornius on February 26, 2006 11:14 AM
I used an Olympus D-580 Zoom camera. It is a point-and-shoot camera with a built-in non-settable lense. I set the camera on Macro and 3X optical zoom and shot the picture from about 2 feet away. This is the ONLY camera I currently own. I would LOVE a Canon EOS Rebel SLR camera with a 75-300 mm. zoom lense with Image Stabilizer. (But I don't have $2,000.00 or more the setup costs.)

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A bird in the hand......can sometimes be a mess.
by peppereater on February 26, 2006 12:47 PM
You done good, my friend! [Big Grin] [thumb]

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Dave
Even my growlights are getting restless!
by weezie13 on February 26, 2006 01:12 PM
Any squash/pumpkin/ type flower will attrack them..
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Every type of Sunflower I had attracked them..
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And the Honey Bees' love my Snow drops first thing in the spring, they are just covered with them...
Also clovers and any fruiting tree too...

Hope this helps a bit..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by LilacLover on February 27, 2006 08:20 AM
Thanks!! I looked this up last year and learned that bees love Bee Balm, Coreopisis, Butterfly Bushes. So now I know some other things to get them to land. Cool. I love bees. Dont like wasps though. But my lilacs attract them. I wonder if there is something on lilacs wasps like?

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Mark

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