Video of Bees on Soybean
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  1. #1
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    Default Video of Bees on Soybean

    Soybean has been a big topic here lately, I as well as several other have said we have seen them working the purple flower variety, while some people insist they don't work them at all. These are actually a white flower variety and it's the first time I've ever seen them working them. Walking through the field you could hear it a buzz, but it's hard to see the bees on the little flowers down in the Dense foliage, but I did get a few on film while walking an old deer trail/ drainage line through a bean field.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIR0L97piz4

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Cool. Are y'all in a drought? Those are some short beans.
    The more I learn about bees, the less I know.

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    they were planted super late, but most of the field is armpit high, and if you get 15' in either direction it is that is a deer trail through the field, also a low spot that held water and stunted growth I picked that location specifically for the short beans to walk through LOL

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Now if you need any help monitoring those deer trails say in 6-8 weeks, just let me know.
    The more I learn about bees, the less I know.

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Pollen or nectar? Both?

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Quote Originally Posted by Barhopper View Post
    Pollen or nectar? Both?
    Just appeared to be nectar

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Stressed beans produce more nectar. Hot plus drought equals short plants here.
    Last year the beans sat in water and were stressed and stunted. Nectar production in late July was excellent.

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    Default Re: Video of Bees on Soybean

    Quote Originally Posted by Harley Craig View Post
    Just appeared to be nectar
    I stand corrected They were hitting the beans again this morning and some were collecting small amounts of Pollen

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