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OK, we're brand new to this. As in, we just ordered two hives that aren't even here yet. Anyway, I was excited to see honeybees working over our black locust blossoms, but was wondering what kind they were, if you can even tell from the picture. Up to now, it has all been bumblebees.

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk163/gottsegnet/On%20the%20homestead/bee.jpg
I'm assuming this means there's another beekeeper within a few miles which is cool. So far as I know, honeybees are virtually extinct in NE.


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Now I'm going to feel bad cutting them down. They are taking over our pasture, but maybe we can leave a couple just for our bees. :)
 

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:D Probably. My husband wants to take a chainsaw to the whole lot, but I've negotiated keeping a couple. We like making fritters from the blossoms, so we NEED a couple, at least. And maybe some for the bees.

Do they like lilac? We have a whole hedge of that! The bumblebees worked it over, but they were the only bees I saw that early in the year.
 
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