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    Default Record for # of bees on a flower at once

    Does anyone have a record for # of honeybees at one time on a flower? If so what was the flower? I've had 5 honeybees at a time on papaver somniferum as well as a couple bumblebees all in the same flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Ellis View Post
    Does anyone have a record for # of honeybees at one time on a flower? If so what was the flower? I've had 5 honeybees at a time on papaver somniferum as well as a couple bumblebees all in the same flower.
    The only flower that I grow which is large enough to accomodate that many bees, and that they like, is purple coneflower. The bumblebees and butterflies love it too.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Ellis View Post
    papaver somniferum

    Isn't that illegal to grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcelar View Post

    Isn't that illegal to grow?
    http://www.wesjones.com/pollan1.htm

    I really do not understand why Americans put up with the drug war. Niether do my bees....

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    there are a load of pollinators including honey bees in my squash and pumpkin blossoms.
    and is that the same Michael Pollan as The Omnivores Dilemma?

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    I had eight honey bees in one flower last year that was pretty neat

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    If its illegal why do they sell the seeds at my local walmart? I bought my original seeds from the local co-op and Ive given seeds to both of my parents who are currently growing them. That article is too long of a read for me so Im taking the authors advice and stopping after the first paragraph.

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    I have a picture of a Magnolia flower with 7 honeybees on it. Sometimes there are so many I cannot count them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate Ellis View Post
    If its illegal why do they sell the seeds at my local walmart? I bought my original seeds from the local co-op and Ive given seeds to both of my parents who are currently growing them. That article is too long of a read for me so Im taking the authors advice and stopping after the first paragraph.
    The gist of the story is that growing the plants are not illegal, technically, unless you intend to do something the cops don't like with them. And it is the cops who get to decide what your intent is. Drug laws are not like the rest of the criminal code. Cops and courts have ruined way too many lives using the kind of kangaroo court logic we like to complain about in third world countries.

    If you haven't made anyone mad at you, you're safe. If, however, there is a cop or someone else who has it in for you, I'd stay away from popies. And study up on the drug war. It's a case study in tyranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken&Andria View Post
    http://www.wesjones.com/pollan1.htm

    I really do not understand why Americans put up with the drug war. Niether do my bees....

    That author does not understand the concept of brevity.

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    I just started this year, but the most I've seen is three bees inside a squash flower.

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    Four on a black oil sunflower bloom, briefly.

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    8 bumble bees in one pumpkin flower, and one of them was a queen!

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