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copper287
08-29-2009, 09:02 PM
I have this wild flower book with them in it and there chep are they worth buying for bees?If you would like to check this place out the web is www.wildseedfarms.com copper287

spieker
08-30-2009, 07:27 AM
I am very interested in this also. I read that it is a bee flower. I planted some this past spring, but the soil was poor and then we had a dry spell. They bloomed, but the plants were not healthy looking. I checked multiple times and never saw a single honey bee. I did see a few bumble bees. I have been considering planting this flower again next to my house where I have better soil and water available. I am very interested in knowing if other people who planted this had any honey bees on their plants.

dragonfly
08-31-2009, 05:34 PM
My experience with tansy in this area is that bees love it.

lupester
03-17-2010, 09:17 AM
Dragonfly...have you tried to grow it here in Texas?

Ross
04-11-2010, 06:10 PM
Wildseed Farms has lots of cool seed.

berkshire bee
04-25-2010, 08:48 PM
There is plenty of wild yellow tansy around here and the bees really go for it. I'm not sure if it is similar to purple tansy.
http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x222/berkshirebee/Honey%20bee%20Photos/?action=view&current=17_21.jpg