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Quick question for you guys. I will need the answers from beekeepers in va. Right now in bloom are a short tree/shrub that is wild but is blooming small white flowers. I see them mostly on the roadside. Does anyone know what these are called? And do bees like them?
 

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Elderberry likes moist areas, plumes of tiny white flowers in bunches bigger than your fist that turn into tiny individual berries. Remember those locations; my wife recently opened the elderberry wine she made back in 2001. :D
 

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Ok , i stopped off the side of the road this morning and it is not elderberry , privet or rose. There are no thorns and the smell is almost the same as a honey suckle. But in a non-vine. It is a small bush/shrub. Small leaves and very small white flowers tightly clustered on the ends. It is in heavy bloom right now in virginia.
 

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Privet is blooming all over the roadsides here. I'd go with privet hedge. And bees to LOVE it.
 

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What about Ocean spray? Small oval leaf with jagged edges. Small white flowers similar to elder berry but cluster hangs down like grapes. Unlike E. berry,O spray is a good source of nector and polin. Not in bloom for another month or so were i am. :D

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Not ocean spray. Flower clusters are similar but the leave on what i am talking about are smooth edged. The closest thing i have found on the internet is a wild lilac. But that still doesnt match it perfectly. I have just give up on searching for it on the web. In virginia it is in bloom right now. I have seen them as short as 3 ft up to 20 ft blooming.
 

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Nope sorry. Not a fringe tree either. Now you are all just guessing...lol i will post a pic soon. Thank you all for your time.
 
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