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  1. #1
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    Default Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    Anybody know the merits of the Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata, for bee forage. Tried a few google searches and could not find anything conclusive. I have a big one right near my boxes, and am hoping they are good forage, they are about to bloom in the next few days to a week. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    I have a big one in the backyard and the bees never touch it, it smells great when flowering though which it is doing right now. John

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    Default Re: Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    thanks, just curious
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    Default Re: Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    I have two nice ones in the bee yard and the bees never touch them, it is kind of disappointing since they are such profuse bloomers.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
    Zone 7a ~ Elev: 4840ft. ~ https://www.facebook.com/StickyBearApiary

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