Honey Bees on Japanese Maple?

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey  3/28/13

Honey bees favor assorted plants, including lavenders, mints, salvias, asters, borage, wild roses, echiums, clover, fireweed, goldenrod and phacelia, but have you ever seen them on a Japanese maple?

Our Japanese maple is flowering in our backyard, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the honey bees. The colorful tree,  (Acer palmatum), coveted for its colorful red leaves, stretches over our fish pond, providing a little shade for the...



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