Butterfly Weed Getting Worked
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  1. #1
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    May 2017
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    Izard County, AR, USA
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    Default Butterfly Weed Getting Worked

    Butterfly weed has been blooming here for a while, here's a few pics from our yard:

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    8 years, 30 colonies, no chemical treatments

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  3. #2
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    Jan 2014
    Location
    Manassas, Virginia, USA
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    Default Re: Butterfly Weed Getting Worked

    They're after it in our front yard, too.

    The bees at our WV apiary are eagerly awaiting the bloom of common milkweed. Butterfly weed is also a milkweed. Last summer, the common variety produced a pretty good flow around the end of June.

  4. #3
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    Dec 2012
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    Sacramento, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Butterfly Weed Getting Worked

    Butterfly or common the bees don't care as long as they are weeds the bees will liked.
    Last year I stated some from the seeds. Now they are growing strong and tall. They enjoy an
    organic fertilizer and plenty of water with sunshine. Our hot baking summer sun will make them
    thrive here. Too bad I did not plant more of them last year as they come back year after year. Going to
    put some seeds along the nearby creek banks to grow some more. This is another plant this is both drought
    resistant and hard to get rid of once fully established.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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