Where there are butterflies there should be bees?
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    Default Where there are butterflies there should be bees?

    Where there are butterflies there should be bees? Does that statement ring true? I put a swarm trap up earlier in the season and checked it the other day and found out I put it on a hillside with a ton of wild flowers... maybe some sort of milk weed.. a ton of butterflies but no honey bees.
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    Default Re: Where there are butterflies there should be bees?

    whether you see bees or not is every bit as much time of day and weather conditions as it is flora. Yellow flowers in bloom... come back when blue flowers are in bloom.
    Look in the morning... no bees, come back mid-day and evening. Your results will vary.
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    Default Re: Where there are butterflies there should be bees?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksotherhoney View Post
    Where there are butterflies there should be bees?...
    Short answer - no.
    Longer answer - it depends but not necessarily.

    Economics and ergonomics of honey bee foraging and butterfly foraging are worlds apart.
    Last edited by GregV; 05-22-2020 at 08:32 AM.
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