In the Pink

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey  2/25/13

Honey bees can't get enough of the New Zealand tea tree, which, as its name implies, is a native of New Zealand. 

Our favorite New Zealand tea tree is Leptospermum scoparium keatleyi. It's the tallest and rangiest variety of the Leptospermum scopariums--that's one of the reasons we like it. The other reason, the main reason, is that it bears our family name. New Zealand sea skipper/horticulturist Capt. Edward John "Ted" Keatley (1875-1962) discovered it...

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