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  1. #1
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    Default Frostweed- a good late summer wildflower?

    I took a picture of my bees working the frostweed that I will link below. I think they must collect nectar from it, because I don't see any of the bees working it carrying pollen. It's a broad-leaf perennial that grows back from the roots yearly, after the tops die off. The height is about 5-6 feet, and it spreads from the roots. It also grows from seed easily, in my experience. I noticed when checking my hive yesterday, that a good amount of new honey stores are being formed. Lots of it is still uncapped, so it is a current source.

    http://www.pbase.com/dragonfly/image/103684972
    So many weeds.......so little time.

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    Kewl, are you planning on harvesting any of that frostweed honey? If so, let us know it's charactaristics please?
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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