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    I have approx 400 feet of Privy hedge that is 12-14 foot tall. Do bees work this plant in the spring for pollen ? I hope so.

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    Oh Yeah. I'ts outstanding for nectar and makes light honey..

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    That certainly is great news, There's enough of this stuff to keep the girls busy all spring !

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    As nicely as I can, isn't it Privet, not privy. Yes, I know what you meant. I just didn't know if other would try to google privy hedge and get a picture of a hedge around an outhouse or what. If I am totally wrong about this I would like to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    As nicely as I can, isn't it Privet, not privy. Yes, I know what you meant. I just didn't know if other would try to google privy hedge and get a picture of a hedge around an outhouse or what. If I am totally wrong about this I would like to know.
    Thanks, for the polite correction, I was quoting the name from my neighbor, the County Extension Agent. Maybe he said Privet, and my tired ears heard Privy. Either way, I need all the help I can get ! Hope the bees are treating you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Fugate View Post
    Hope the bees are treating you well.
    Not too bad. I hope your bees are well too and your crop what you would like.
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    Bees really go after the privet here, you can hear the buzz from ten or twenty feet away. It makes a good late spring buildup bloom for the bees.
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

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    Default Re: Privy Hedge

    If it is Viburnum you are lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broodhead View Post
    If it is Viburnum you are lucky.
    I don't know what strain it is, I'll do some research.

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    There's a strain up in the northeast that I've read isn't really good for honey. What we have down here I think is "chinese" privet and it makes good honey.

    Ed

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    Out here we have a California Privet that the bees love, but our common landscape privet is a Texas privet & the bees don't work it.
    Dan

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    The tall privet hedges in East Texas are a very reliable nectar producer blooming for a few weeks in late April. They also work well as a "privy hedge" if the need arises.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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