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So there I was in the beeyard when I noticed some 'weeds' growing next to one hive. At closer inspection I thought....volunteer cannabis! A few days later I showed them to a more knowledgeable friend. She said 'whatever they are....they aren't cannabis'. Imagine my disap....er....relief.


 

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In case you are curious...I did a search.....Vitex.
 

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That is a good idea to plant your weed by your hives to keep away nosey neighbors, "guard bees." With the variegated leaf it looks very similar. Around here we can just go buy it at the neighborhood pot shop.
 

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Well, even if its not pot, Vitex was on the "recommended bee plants" list.
( along with a bunch of other stuff that my bees ignore!)
How do your bees like it?
CE
 

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How do your bees like it?
I've had Vitex growing and the bees love it. Here they bloom in summer during the dearth and are covered with every imaginable bee including honey bees.
 

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Would have had me fooled, but yes, the leaves are shiny.
 

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That is a good idea to plant your weed by your hives to keep away nosey neighbors, "guard bees." With the variegated leaf it looks very similar. Around here we can just go buy it at the neighborhood pot shop.
Better yet - keep the valuables in a beehive.
If you got any, say, gold coins.
:)
 
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