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Bees and lavender

Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,814 ✭✭✭✭
edited July 9 in General Discussion

a couple years ago my wife and I planted some lavender in the backyard. It smells so nice and the bees love it. I’ve been trying to get good pic of the bees but they don’t stay still for long.


Not sure where the hive is. How far will bees travel for good lavender, I wonder?

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    Butchdog3Butchdog3 Member Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    Without that gal and others like her we might go hungry.

    Nice picture. Try putting a bit of honey on your hat. Take a selfie.

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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,332 ✭✭✭✭

    very C😎😎L picture.

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    dpmuledpmule Member Posts: 6,678 ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 9

    there was a big lavender field over near Powell Wyoming a few year back, if you pulled off the side of the road and turned the pickup off, even with my bad ears, you could hear the hum of all the bees visiting. Smelled nice also

    Bee boxes all over that area for alfalfa and what not.

    Mule

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    susiesusie Member Posts: 7,355 ✭✭✭✭

    Bees will travel up to two miles from their hives.

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    buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 5,304 ✭✭✭✭

    When I was young we would sprinkle flour on honey bees so we could see them better in flight and try to follow them back to the hive.Sometimes we would find it but most of the time not.

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    He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 51,207 ✭✭✭✭

    Not as far as they go for good weed.

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    Butchdog3Butchdog3 Member Posts: 814 ✭✭✭✭

    One of my former employees kept bees. He liked to find bee trees.

    Method. Corn cobs in a can of some sort, Fills can with pee. Bees for some reason like that stuff. Leak in sewer line will have same effect.

    He would watch for bees to show up, sprinkle flour on one bees back and check his watch when Ms. Bee hit the trail. He also noted the direction she flew. He checked his watch when she returned. He knew about how fast they flew, calling He Dog here, and headed out the direction she flew. He found many bee trees during his bee hunting hobby.

    Don't get any ideas about cutting bee trees, might be illegal in many areas.

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    yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 21,418 ✭✭✭✭

    MMmmmmmm… Lavender honey. Taste, smell and looks good.

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    Rocky RaabRocky Raab Member Posts: 14,309 ✭✭✭✭

    We have a patch of Russian sage we planted out front. It blooms every year on this date, July 10. It doesn't take long for the bees to find it, and then we'll have hundreds of them in there at a time. Delightful little creatures.

    I may be a bit crazy - but I didn't drive myself.
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    He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 51,207 ✭✭✭✭

    Rocky, Russian Sage is beloved of pollenators, not the least because it is so very invasive.

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,382 ******

    Good picture, mister

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