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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Interested in the highest nutritional value for my bees. Considering planting a few F1 hybrid perennials or sacrificing newer attributes and planting the open pollinated variety of the same plant from seed. Searching BeeSource. Any thoughts or references? No pollen is a no go. But wondering...
  2. Bee Forum
    Here is a couple of news articles. Enjoy. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314111221.htm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314150933.htm
  3. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    I've heard some locals say that bees now have crepe myrtles to feed on here in eastern NC, but I've yet to see a honey on any of my c.m. blooms. I think c.m.'s aren't American natives, too, so ...... any other observations from anybody? ......
  4. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    I have maybe 100+ varieties of blooming plants on my property. My honeybees go for most of them (except the mangosteen; it's Brazilian, so I wouldn't necessarily expect honeybees here in NC to "get" them). I have thousands of black-eyed Susan flowers -- and I haven't seen a honeybee on a single...
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