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  1. #1
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    Default crepe myrtle

    Do honey bees work crepe myrtle? I am new to this and have several trees in bloom. I see bumble bees and other bees working it but not my honey bees. If they do work it is it a good nectar/ pollen resource. They are very easy to grow around here.

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    I've not seen honeybees on my crepe myrtle here.

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    They are in full bloom here and no bees working them.

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    Default Derek

    Here where I live there are a LOT of crepe myrtles in town. The bees are all over them and suburban beekeepers report surplus during July. Supposed to be water white.

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    Interesting that they go after it in CA, but not FL. I am in Orlando, and Crepe Myrtle is everywhere. I've never seen a honey bee on them and very rarely have I seen anything else either.

    I have however seen honey bees on them in Williamsburg, VA.
    Troy

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    When the White ones were in bloom ( Central AL) they were covered with bees. When the red ones bloomed I didn't see any bees on them.

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    Default Re: crepe myrtle

    They are working my red and pink crepe myrtles for pollen here in Saint Louis MO.

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    There are so many Crepe Myrtles in this town They should support my bees all summer!

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    My bees have been all over my Crepe Myrtles! It looks like it is time to plant a few more!!!

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