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    Default Mimosa trees

    Mimosa trees are really blooming in SW MO. Does anyone know if bees work these. I don't have any close that I can check out.

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    Default Re: Mimosa trees

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfer View Post
    Mimosa trees are really blooming in SW MO. Does anyone know if bees work these. I don't have any close that I can check out.
    I have seen bees working Mimosa trees in our area.

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    Default Re: Mimosa trees

    I have a couple of these trees near about a dozen of my hives just south of St.Louis, and I do see bees working them - but not voraciously.
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    Default Re: Mimosa trees

    Mimosa is a common name for many different trees. Same as "Mock Orange", "Creeping Charlie". Ask ten people about Mimosa trees and they will be talking about ten different types of trees. What is the botanical name of the tree you are asking about?

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    Default Re: Mimosa trees

    I think the ones here in Saint Louis are also called silk trees. Albizia julibrissin. Allegedly a good nectar source but I haven't seen one up close to know. My bees are working something like a flow is on though, and there are several that I know of within forage distance.

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