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Offline bwallace23350

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Bring back the pollinator
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:52:31 AM »
Here is a good website that shows what to plant to attract pollinators in your area.

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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 12:10:55 PM »
Link?
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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 12:23:20 PM »

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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 01:55:21 PM »
"error establishing data base connection"


Anybody able to use link?  Could be my iPad.
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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 04:02:50 PM »
I am interested in planting for bees , I also got an error message.  I just came in from breaking up about an acre to plant in Lemon Queen Sunflower,  I have planted some Borage and am going to plant much more.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 08:01:29 PM »
I am going to personally going to take a slowly but surely approach to planting dual purpose plants. Good for me and good for bees. So mostly fruits. I planted three apple trees last year. This year a couple of pear and maybe another apple. Going to have to get raspberry at some point. Strawberry and blueberry are on my eventually list. Blackberry is a question mark. I have been told it doesn't do well with our winters but I had them at my old place. Green house told me I was wrong and that it was a black raspberry, but I'm no idiot. Big difference in plant and fruit between the two.
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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 09:39:36 AM »
The problem with fruit trees is the nectar is short lived.  Weeds are he best for bees because they keep flowering when the bees need them most.
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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 03:46:53 PM »
Link did not work for me.


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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 07:59:02 PM »
Odd about hte link it worked for me just now.

Try this one

http://www.xerces.org/

It is a good website. What I am doing is planting bushes and flowering plants all along my fence posts. I try to do some research and plant what will bloom during a dearth or what will bloom for long periods of time. I did make an impulse purchase at Lowes today of some Salvia as I saw several honey bees on it while in the store.

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Re: Bring back the pollinator
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 11:09:11 PM »
The one in your last post work. Thank you for fixing it.



              BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

 

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