Re: Bees on Corkscrew Willow this time of year?
My neighbor has a mimosa tree that drops sap and all sorts of dander that attract bees well after the early summer blooms are finished. The bees spent all day gathering it, and his deck was covered in bees for a few weeks during a recent dry spell. I offered to wash his deck for him but he declined, figuring that the situation would take care of itself. Like Walliebee said, there must be some good sweetness in the sap.
I learned a few good lessons:
1) Good neighbors are invaluable.
2) Bees will find nectar where they can get it
3) Although there are widespread seasonal blooms, the occasional odd tree or plant can be a significant source of nectar.
I made a mental note to gift some of the first honey from my new hives. It might not be until spring, but my neighbors are definitely on the top of the recipient list.
Pete. New 2013, 10 hives, zone 6a
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