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  1. #1
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    Default winter acronites and crocus

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    winter aconites by flowerpower34, on Flickr



    winter aconites1 by flowerpower34, on Flickr

  2. #2
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    Default Re: winter acronites and crocus

    nice! anyone plant beds of these early blooms around their apiaries for early spring bee snacks?

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    Default Re: winter acronites and crocus

    I think the bees prefer the acronites to crocus for a pollen source. the patch I have was literally buzzing with 100's of bees

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    Default Re: winter acronites and crocus

    My bees went nuts over the crocus, maybe because it's the first thing out. Isn't crocus pollen saffron?

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    Default Re: winter acronites and crocus

    Saffron is the stigma's of a Fall blooming species of crocus (Crocus sativus). Pollen is produced from the stamen's that only interest the bees. There are lots of species of crocus, Spring and F Tommy Crocus: Crocus tomassinianus all blooming.

    Holly's picture is of Tommy Crocus (Crocus tomassinianus).

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