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My bees love exotic fruit

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I replanted some banana trees that were 2 years old this spring. Usually I can’t get them out of the ground in the fall. I was lucky and did it last October but the trees were very heavy. Since this is the 3 year I wondered if they would bear fruit. Well, they are. They give off a sweet pungent odor. The bees are crazy about them. As soon as a new purple “leaf” opens the bees are there trying to get into blooms. They keep trying until the blooms open enough. They continue to go in them for days. They will crawl all the way up the “bloom” which ends on what will be a banana.

Here are some pics: http://s146.photobucket.com/albums/r275/tngamecockfan/TN Banana Trees/
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