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  • 08-01-2021 5:30pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 18,471 ✭✭✭✭


    Quick question

    Are spruce plantations any hood for honey production for bees ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭victor8600


    Not useful for honey production at all. But I have seen a bee collect resin from new needles on a spruce tree, presumably to create propolis.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,927 ✭✭✭yosemitesam1


    For the first ten years or so until they stary to close in and a few years post clear felling when they're full of briars and willowherb. But the only trees that are any use to bees are sycamore, spanish chestnut, lime, holly, apple, chestnut, blackthorn and whitethorn


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,616 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000


    For the first ten years or so until they stary to close in and a few years post clear felling when they're full of briars and willowherb. But the only trees that are any use to bees are sycamore, spanish chestnut, lime, holly, apple, chestnut, blackthorn and whitethorn

    What about ivy?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,927 ✭✭✭yosemitesam1


    blue5000 wrote: »
    What about ivy?

    Excellent for all insects not just bees


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,846 ✭✭✭tabby aspreme


    What would attract bees to a Beech tree, loads of bees in it for the last few weeks.



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