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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
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    Newton, New jersey, USA
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    Thumbs Up Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    Plant a button ball bush. Had one for the past 4 years that I planted and they are covered in native and bumble bees. Have not seen any honey bees work the flowers though.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    I've got bumble bees all over my oregano that I left to flower. One morning there was enough on one flower cluster that the stem bowed and was touching the ground. Wish I would have got some pics.

  3. #3
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    Newton, New jersey, USA
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  4. #4
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    VENTURA, California, USA
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    Default Re: Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    Bumble bees are very attracted to Snapdragon flowers.
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    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  5. #5
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    May 2012
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    Moyock, NC, USA
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    Default Re: Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    I have some spearmint growing in my backyard.
    My bees and some other bees are on the flowers,...like always. Not sometimes but all the time.
    I use sprigs of it in my water feeders and syrup feeders.
    I read somewhere on this forum that ants don't like mint, that's too bad.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2012
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    Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
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    Default Re: Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    The plants that are mobbed by bumblebees (and other pollinators) in our garden are:
    Borage
    Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
    Fennel (bronze fennel is very ornamental, too)
    Lovage

  7. #7
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    Feb 2009
    Location
    East Hampton, CT, USA
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    Default Re: Want to attract a lot of bumble bees?

    They really like agastache "Blue Fortune", also known as Hyssop.

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