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Bradford pears are blooming like crazy around here now. Saw some bees working them today.

Anyone know if they are good pollen or necter source.

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I read an article by Henry Fulton a couple of years ago that Bradford Pear is not a major source, but their blooming means other sources are starting.

A senior beekeeper in the central MS always said when the willow trees bloom is the first major nectar source.
 

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Bradford pear, just horrible trees, but look just like what some architect in a center city skyscraper would want. A lollypop on a stick. Makes the real thing built look just like his fantasy drawing! Big box stores love them too, since they rarely last more than 10 years & that makes a healthy replacement item. I'd bet more people know Bradford pear than know oak, maple, elm or ash. So sad. They bloom for a week & then do nothing. There are so many better trees for us and the bees, yet the crap tree rules-it's just too American!
 
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