I'm considering adding a few trees to the yard and was considering helping out the bees at the same time. What tree would provide an extremely early pollen source in North Texas - to give my gals a head start.. any ideas?
Dan, in our area we've had pollen already from elm, Mt Cedar, boxwood, and probably something I don't know about. Also, boxelder is supposed to be good early on. Plant vitex, cherry larurel, texas sage and the hollies for good bee food. The elm tree makes early pollen and the cedar elm makes late pollen (both important to the bee's cycle of life). HTH
I hope you find that queen you need real soon Dan.
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