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  1. #1
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    Jun 2011
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    chatsworth, Georgia
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    Default Persian silk tree, pink Sirius, " mimosa"

    Living in northwest Georgia, this tree we call a mimosa is quite common. It has an abundance of silky pink flowers. I have observed the bees working the flowers. The tree blooms for several weeks in June. Is this plant valuable as a nectar producer for bees. Does anyone know of and detrimental affect it may have on the bees or honey produced from this plant?

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    Default Re: Persian silk tree, pink Sirius, " mimosa"

    From Wikipedia:

    The seeds are used as a food for livestock and by wildlife, and the sweet-scented flowers are a good nectar source for honeybees and butterflies.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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    Apr 2012
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    Baytown, TX., USA.
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    Default Re: Persian silk tree, pink Sirius, " mimosa"

    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

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    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Persian silk tree, pink Sirius, " mimosa"

    We have a very large one on our property. The bees work it but I don't think there is much surplus honey from it. Ours has been blooming about a month now.
    Dan

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