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    Default Dandelion Nectar

    Does anyone know what time of day dandelions give nectar? Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day and my yard is full of blooming dandelions. Not a bee anywhere on them. Discouraging. I was thinking maybe it was the wrong time of day.
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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    They are working some thing else right now.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    It is my understanding that Dandelions have nectar in the morning, and that it decreases as the day goes on.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    Is there a list or website of when plants give nectar?
    "The greatest threat is our own staggering ignorance and cavalier treatment of the natural world to which we belong."

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    Quote Originally Posted by Parke County Queen View Post
    Is there a list or website of when plants give nectar?
    http://www.honeybeelab.com/wiki/Fact..._minor_sources

    A list of ohio's plants but most of them probably grow where you are too.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    My neighborhood has 90-some one acre lots, a quarter to half of them have lots of dandelion plus another 15+ acres of common area that is a sea of yellow. I just installed a package yesterday so I hope they can start making use of all those blossoms quickly.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    I saw my girls on the dandelions when I was mowing in the evening, between 6-7pm.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    My newly installed package is barely taking syrup, but there are several bees at it when I check, so they're taking some, but not the "quart a day" I've read some people's take. There are a gazillion dandelions blooming around here, though. Can they be getting nectar from them this soon? No one arriving with pollen yet, which I'd expect.

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    Default Re: Dandelion Nectar

    Parke County Queen
    Is there a list or website of when plants give nectar?


    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Hon...hp?StReg=IN_10

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