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Re: lack of bees


On Tue, 8 Oct 1996 CEMahan@aol.com wrote:

> >Not many of my rugosa roses have bright red hips the way they are 
> >supposed to have.  I had great bloom.  Put lack of hips down to lack of 
> >bees. 
> 
> Very interesting! I notice that the wild bindweed I missed and have been
> cleaning out this week has set far fewer pods than usual. Clarence Mahan in
> VA

Actually Honeybees don't usually forage on roses. It's usually
bumblebees.

--
Diana Louis <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca>
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada


>From SCHAFFCM@SNYBUFAA.CS.SNYBUF.EDU
From:          monarch@falcon.cc.ukans.edu  Tue Oct  8 14:31:21 MDT 1996





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