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    Default image archive of bee plants?

    Is there interest in putting together an image archive of plants, bushes and trees that are attractive to honeybees? If so, send your photos to me and I'll start putting a page together. These need to be good quality, preferably in bloom with bees on them. I'm taking the first one tomorrow of my Autumn Joy Sedum.
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    Here are a few I took today.

    goldenrod
    sedum
    boneset
    bumblebee on goldenrod
    Commelina erecta
    boneset
    flower 3 - any idea what it is?
    Last edited by Barry; 09-08-2008 at 07:07 PM.
    Regards, Barry

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    Hey Barry,
    do you want those sent to this thread, By e-mail, or P.M.



    -Jeff

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    Barry: Maybe the photos should be both in large and small format. Yours take about two days to load even on my DSL.

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    I was telling some that were in Chat last week that I want to collect and make a list of plants that honey bees work.

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    Sorry about that. I was in a hurry and realized after I uploaded them that I needed to reduce the file size but didn't have time at the moment. I'll change them.

    Members can either post a link here to their photos and I'll grab a copy or email them directly to me. (barry@birkey.com)
    I want this to be high quality so I'm only going to include sharp clear photos. Best to get me a higher res image than a low res.
    Regards, Barry

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    Flower one is a Commelina.
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=COMME

    Flower three looks like some kind of mallow.

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    Regards, Barry

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    Barry, So many great minds think alike. I thought it would be so nice to have actual pictures of bees foraging on plants, and put into some kind of book form eventually. Here is a link to some of my photos if you want to post. I'm not sure what all of the flowers are.
    http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x...0bee%20Photos/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Sorry about that. I was in a hurry and realized after I uploaded them that I needed to reduce the file size but didn't have time at the moment.
    DO YOU KNOW HOw MUCH MEMORY THAT TAKE'S?


    Who said that?

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    Sure, I'd be happy to. I have several shots of bees on various flowers. How do we send them to you?
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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    Flower 1 looks like an flower in the Texas wildflower book I have called erect dayflower (Commelina erecta). Maybe it's not that specific one, but in the same family.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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    All I can say right off is that I am thoroughly delighted with this quest you guys are on...You are giving beekeepers a win/win situation with this. Great sources of pollen and nectar for our hives, and a chance to beautify or land.
    I tip my hat to you all.
    Regards,
    Rick~LtlWilli

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    dragonfly, that's it, Commelina erecta! I don't know if bees visit it, but I have it growing around the house. Thanks.
    Regards, Barry

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    Barry, I'm not sure if honeybees work it either, and I don't have any here at the house, but the photo of it in my wildflower book has one of those tiny native pollinators on it that looks like a small bee, so it may very well be a potential honeybee plant too.
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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    Barry, you are welcome to download any of my pictures on myspace as well. There are a couple that are worthy. I have more that I need to upload, I'll let you know when they are ready.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Hey barry maybe this thread should be made into a sticky.

    I took most of these the other day while waiting for my bee quick to work (it getting cooler out 'round here)


    http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...7maine0005.jpg


    http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f.../Image0010.jpg


    http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...9maine0020.jpg








    your welcome to use them in anyway that helps

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