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Thread: Dahlias

  1. #1
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    Default Dahlias

    Hi, I was wondering if anybody knew if Dahlias were good for Honey Bees?

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    Default Re: Dahlias

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants...ants-for-bees/

    "Most double flowers are of little use, because they're too elaborate. Some are bred without male and female parts, while others have so many petals bees can't get to the nectar and pollen to collect it. This is the main reason why single dahlias are popular with many bees, while doubles are usually ignored."

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    Default Re: Dahlias

    Our bees like the white single pedaled dahlia with a yellow center.
    Dan

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    Default Re: Dahlias

    There are a few varieties of dahlias that bees like. I have one called Pooh and it was covered with bees last summer. Just like what was said from Dan, it has to be the single pedal type with the yellow center.

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