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    Can someone IS this tree? Is it a good nectar/pollen producer. It’s like 400 Ft. from my hives

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    Looks like a Buckeye. In your location probably an Ohio Buckeye.

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    Some closer-up pictures might help with confirmation of what it may be.

    I am going to guess horse chestnut based on the shape and size and the white blossom clusters I think I see.

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    Agree with Knisely. Better pic would help, but looks like a horse chestnut. There are several apps that will allow you to take a pic and it will tell you what tree,bush,flower it is. For trees, I have a small reference book that is handy. I like the apps for flowering bushes and flowers. J

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    It may be a Linden tree commonly called a Basswood tree.

    but again the pictures are a ways off and hard to tell.

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    Of course this is not a Linden (Basswood) tree.


    Indeed, this is some kind of a nut-bearing tree (Horse Chestnut very much likely).
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    Ditto, Linden blossoms although similar tend to lean to the sides, not like the tree pictured where the blossoms are more upright. Horse chestnut usually have a pink center to each flower when white.

    Basswood /Linden trees are heavily favored by bees and produce a lot of nectar.

    In Michigan where I live there are a lot of them in area woods. It is a prime consideration for when I start placing hives. I am already getting permissions. They blossom over a longer period of time as individual trees in the same woods will blossom at different times.

    With the proliferation of Russian olive trees blossoming now along with honey suckle bushes, a walk in the woods is like a walk in a perfume factory. It is interesting that while the scent is strong it doesn't seem overpowering, unlike getting downwind of some perfumes worn by people, this causes me to run for a door wanting to hold my nose.

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    not a basswodd they haven't bloomed yet. If it is a some sort of chestnut tree do the bee's work them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickdog5 View Post
    not a basswodd they haven't bloomed yet. If it is a some sort of chestnut tree do the bee's work them?
    yes, I provided some hives to a local college that is doing research on chestnut trees.
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    What is the name of the plant I’d app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksotherhoney View Post
    What is the name of the plant Id app?
    I use Picture This on my iphone. It is very accurate on trees, plants, anything with a leaf/bloom.
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    Black Locust Tree - blooming now in upstate NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gob-ler View Post
    Black Locust Tree - blooming now in upstate NY
    no disrespect but it's not. i have other black locust trees same size not in bloom yet

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    I can't remember the name of the tree, but they look like the ones that make a mess, and have long thin things that hang down after blooming, I don't think bees touch them
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    I can't remember the name of the tree, but they look like the ones that make a mess, and have long thin things that hang down after blooming, I don't think bees touch them
    You're thinking of a catalpa which I don't think his picture is of. It looks more like a horse chestnut or buckeye.

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    some of our lower elevation black locust is in bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickdog5 View Post
    Can someone IS this tree? Is it a good nectar/pollen producer. It’s like 400 Ft. from my hives
    @johnsl yes, That's a chestnut.

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    Boy thanks for all the responses.

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    Yes R. Reagan, That's why some folks feed their bees sugar in the spring :>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickdog5 View Post
    Can someone IS this tree? Is it a good nectar/pollen producer. Its like 400 Ft. from my hives
    I'm a horticulturist; It is Aesculus, family of the Horse Chestnut and Buckeye. The family is toxic and there have been debates forever about whether it is toxic to Bees.
    It is absolutely not Tilia, family of the Linden tree. the flowers of the Lindens hang down. I have planted several Tilia Cordata, Little Leaf Lindens as food for my bees.

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