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  1. #1
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    Default Apparently bees like bluebonnets

    I have planted lots of bluebonnet seeds over the past few years out in our field. As far as I know, they are not a source of nectar, but apparently have pollen that bees like. They are all over the bluebonnets today.

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    Lupine I guess is the common name for them around here. Bees do collect pollen from them.
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    What a beautiful picture, thanks for sharing....

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    Default Great picture

    Wow! Thanks for posting
    Lat 56N

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    I think lupines are a similar species, but the Texas blue bonnets only grow in the south. My lupines don't bloom until July or so.
    The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams. -Henry David Thoreau

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    Here, you plant bluebonnets in September, and they start blooming around mid to late March. It's a particularly spectacular show this year. Thanks all for looking.

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