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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Honey locust trees as a nectar source?

    I have two Sunburst Honey Locusts in my yard...they are large...never gave them much thought as they were just ornamental when I bought the house....but this morning the trees were just humming with bees....I was floored....loaded with pollen...not sure if they are getting nectar, but wow.

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  3. #22
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    Default Re: Honey locust trees as a nectar source?

    The genus for honey locust is Gleditsia. The genus for black locust is Robinia. Robinia is the one you want. There are some hybrid Robinia that have different colored blooms.

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    Default Re: Honey locust trees as a nectar source?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Yoder View Post
    The genus for honey locust is Gleditsia. The genus for black locust is Robinia. Robinia is the one you want. There are some hybrid Robinia that have different colored blooms.
    I know nothing about genus, and apparently neither do my bees...but they sure love "Gleditsla!

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    Default Re: Honey locust trees as a nectar source?

    What I Smoke has a Sting to it

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    Default Re: Honey locust trees as a nectar source?

    jjgbee:
    That sounds like a captala bean tree to me ; my neighbors just quit blooming, my bees worked it for 1 week or so. I get black locust seedlings 2-3 foot from cold stream farms im MI . Flo lasted here only a week or soo because it is soo friggin dry
    Dad always said " Smart like tractor, strong like bull "

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