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13 Oct 21 16:34
Date Joined: 28 Dec 07
| Topic/replies: 5,251 | Blogger: Emitdeb's blog
Trying to get my head around the fact, I can go to any shop and buy Litres of the stuff any time i want... Probably seen half a dozen Bees in the last 2 years. How does that equate? Confused
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Report Charlie October 13, 2021 4:41 PM BST
I suppose it depends where the honey is made.

As for seeing bees try planting some plants that attract them.
Report Emitdeb October 13, 2021 4:59 PM BST
Is there an Asian equivalent to Bee sweat shops....

Charlie when would you be up for a 10 minute challenge ?
Report Charlie October 13, 2021 5:02 PM BST

Oct 13, 2021 -- 10:59AM, Emitdeb wrote:

Is there an Asian equivalent to Bee sweat shops....Charlie when would you be up for a 10 minute challenge ?

Not sure what you mean by your first sentence.

Sorry, not in the mood for chess.

Report Emitdeb October 13, 2021 5:05 PM BST
Not sure what you mean by your first sentence.   Happy Me neither tbh...

I'm almost ready for you Charlie... probably another 18 months, imo. Happy
Report Charlie October 13, 2021 5:10 PM BST
Very good Emitdeb, glad to see you're improving. Keep at it.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 13, 2021 5:18 PM BST
Kids will be shrinking.
Report edy October 13, 2021 5:26 PM BST
Not sure about the UK specifically, but China is the biggest supplier of honey to Europe as a whole. Since they are meant to adulterate their honey with sugar syrup even more often than others however, something some of the honeykeeper rich EU countries felt was unfair competition, the EU commission just recently announced that countries of origin will need to be declared more detailed in the future instead of just "EU", "non-EU", so that people can say no to possibly (likely?) adulterated Chinese honey.
Report brentford October 13, 2021 5:47 PM BST
Just an aside but if you have a small garden, seed some clovers (very cheap) and let patches grow to flowering height and see the bees return or maybe a buddleia shrub which though known for it's attraction to butterflys is also a very popular stop for bees as the bees....innit Cool
Report Charlie October 13, 2021 5:51 PM BST
Phacilia is the one bees go mad for but it's a double edged sword in that if you let it go to seed then it spreads and is hard to get rid of.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 13, 2021 6:05 PM BST
Foxgloves, hollyhox and lavender
are big favs for bees around here.

Clover a good shout, too.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 13, 2021 6:06 PM BST
Wild geranium too.
Report brentford October 13, 2021 6:15 PM BST
Good thing about clover is it's perfect for a lazy gardener even if you've just got a half rsed patch of grass but might try a few of those mentioned above...
Report macarony October 13, 2021 6:16 PM BST
Once watched an educational video on growing avocados, avocado nectar is very bitter and bees don't like it much. So in order to attract the bees  to the flowers and so pollinate the plants, growers take a couple of spoon fulls of honey into a spray bottle topped up with water and they then spray all the flowers on the tree, works a treat. I assume something similar could be done with any plant
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 13, 2021 6:20 PM BST
Not many clover flowers on my lawn this year
because of lack of rain.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- October 13, 2021 6:21 PM BST
Tried growing some in back garden
in shaded area, but we had a rabbit
visit us around Easter and
it ate nearly all of it!
Report Emitdeb October 13, 2021 6:23 PM BST
Foxgloves shot up from nowhere this year and were spectacular.. Happy
Report saddo October 13, 2021 8:19 PM BST
My brother started keeping bees this year, I got a jar of honey in August. Borage is popular with bees, and is not an unattractive plant.
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