Flowers for bees this year

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Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:54 pm

Our best bee attracting plant is the Mountain Mint. In fact a lot of pollinators like it
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Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:53 pm

Anise Hyssop would be our number one flower for bees. There are bees everywhere on ours, hundreds at a time! And they last for months.

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Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:13 pm

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This oxalis is blooming now. It's invasive but I leave a lot of it because the bees seem to like it.
Donna, zone 9, El Lago, Texas

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:34 pm

This looks like some kind of exotic fly on alyssum.
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Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:59 pm

Tried to google cobalt blue fly and got lots of weirdy stuff, so can't help there....loving the pretty flowers tho.
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Post: # 37509Unread post SpookyShoe
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:30 pm

It's a blue bottle fly.

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:19 pm

I don't visit here often enough.
I knew it was a blue bottle fly.
My mom called them that.
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Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:29 pm

AKA blow fly.
They lay their eggs on dead animals.
They always showed up when we killed chickens and plucked them in large quantities.
I honestly hated chicken killing time and for the life of me don't know why my parents didn't do it later in the season so it would be cold.
Pretty stupid if you ask me.
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