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    Default Bush ID

    Can someone tell me what kind of bush this is. See them everywhere and honey and bumble bees on them.
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    Japanese bush honeysuckle
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    Do they get nectar from them? Heard they just get pollen

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    Yes, nectar. Some years supers filled. Vermont has declared the plant an invasive. I have a yard where the farmer sprayed all honeysuckle on the farm. No more supers full there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Yes, nectar. Some years supers filled. Vermont has declared the plant an invasive. I have a yard where the farmer sprayed all honeysuckle on the farm. No more supers full there.
    What is the quality of the honey? I've never raised anything close to pure honeysuckle.
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    White, little flavor...I've heard it likened to powdered sugar.

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    You really don't want anything to with the honeysuckle other than looking at someone else's, it can be pretty to see it in full flower but a major PIA if you have to work around it. Vermont isn't the only one to declare it invasive, which it very much is.

    We have tons of it around but I normally don't see but a few bees working it; other folks indicated it needed to be in the sun and only certain times of day.
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