View Poll Results: Should there be a gardening section?

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  • Yes

    70 83.33%
  • No

    13 15.48%
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    2 2.38%
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  1. #1
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    May 2008
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    Default flowers/ gardening section?

    I would like to see on this site an area specific to planting things or asking questions about nectar plants pollen plants, birds, etc. I know that I can not make that much of a difference in my 2 acre yard but I still like planting plants then watching the bees work it. I think it would be nice to have a particular place that I could ask questions like do bees work crepe myrtle? What can I do about my failing peach trees? Can I plant this or that and where do you recomened me planting it? Can anyone tell me what kind of plant/ bird/ insect this is? etc. I would like some other opions on this thanks.

  2. #2
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    I would greatly enjoy having a flower and gardening section on the forum.

    It makes perfect sense to have one as there wouldn't be any bees if there were no blooms for them to visit.

  3. #3
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    Thanks Ray for the reply but I guess that there is not that much intrest in one because of the low responses.

  4. #4
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    I'd like to see that happen as well. I have hundreds of Lavender plants, agastache, and white sweet clover planted specifically for the bees and they work it like crazy. I also noticed they get tons of pollen off of opium and oriental poppies-at times there are 5-6 honeybees in one poppy flower. A forum where you could discuss gardening info like this would help alot I would think.

  5. #5
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    I'd like it. In past years, I've had some success with planting buckwheat, etc. Many of the valuable nectar and pollen producing plants are overlooked and/or unknown. Sometimes I am scratching my head trying to figure out where the bees are foraging .


    -BoB

  6. #6
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    Mar 2008
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    Cameron, MO
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    Default Garden/flower section.

    This site could help out many a newbee along /w the old timers to give back to the rest. Without the flowers and gardening what would the bee's talk about? This site is as important as many of the others I think.

  7. #7
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    So far still low numbers in the voting but 70% say yes so far maybe the admin willl take this in consideration.

  8. #8
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    The second longest thread in the first six years on this board was called 'Planting for Bees', or was it 'Field of Dreams'? At any rate it was about plants and bees.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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  9. #9
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    It will be a good forum for flower and plant arguements
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.

  10. #10
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    I never thought about that, but it's such an obvious suggestion! What a great addition that would be
    Let's BEE friends

  11. #11
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    Thank you admin.

  12. #12
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    Grafton, NY, USA
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    Default Garden/flower section.

    I would enjoy having a garden sub-forum. It might possibly get more active over the winter too (ie-when those of us that experience Winter and snow and don't have much to say about our hives activity.)

  13. #13
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    I'm al for it. I do visit gardenweb also, but I think a forum here would be great as it would be more focused toward plants and flowers directly related to beekeeping, and it would be nice to share gardening ideas and have gardening discussions with the people who are here. I often refer people back and forth between gardenweb and beesource

  14. #14
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    Mar 2008
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    Russellville, Alabama
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    I'm all for it. I've looked all over the web for sites that would give me some info on plant that would help my bees. I have found some good sites but I have found very little on necture flows. Here, everyone is thinking of bees and honey production. It sure makes it nice for those of us that can not spend alot of time on the net, to be able to just goto a place of interest and have most if not all of the information you are looking for.

  15. #15
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    Feb 2008
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    Default gardening section

    I also would enjoy it. I am a newbeek, but willing to share what I discover. I am also a new home owner, wife and I moved in just over a year and a half ago. she is still wanting to decorate, I want it to be bee friendly. that would give me a lot of info on what would help or not. I have been gleening all I can from everything I can find here, but that would make it straight forward.

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