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Plants to attract bees Can it be done? I'm in a HDB

#1 User is offline   greenewb 

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:47 PM

So if I want to attract bees, what are the plants that are suitable? Especially I stay high on the top floor where it is windy and dry (and no full sun).

Thank you :)/>
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

I doubt if even sugar water will work.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:07 PM

View Postkeff, on 11 March 2017 - 11:08 PM, said:

I doubt if even sugar water will work.


Thanks keff :)/> that's disappointing news
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:37 PM

View Postgreenewb, on 12 March 2017 - 03:07 PM, said:

Thanks keff :)/>/> that's disappointing news

Its just my laymans opinion. I think there is an apiarist or two in the forum
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

Try lo.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

Bees would haunt your place when there are abundant of nectar in the blooms. Almost all flowering plants need adequate sunshine to produce lots of blooms.
Your place need to have at least 3 - 4 hours of sun exposure and morning sun is the best.
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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:32 PM

You could try passion vine. It is hassle-free. Remove the seeds from the yellow jelly surrounding it and sow the seeds and in less than a year, it will become a flowering vine and bees absolutely love it.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:12 PM

Thank you all.. maybe grab some passion vines from Wisteria :)/>

I saw 1 this morning amongst my jasmine. They absolutely love the basil flowers.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

Bees like lots of small blooms.

My experience are with murraya, lagerstroemia and euphorbia milii.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:30 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 16 March 2017 - 12:40 PM, said:

Bees like lots of small blooms.

My experience are with murraya, lagerstroemia and euphorbia milii.


now i know. thank you greyfingers
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

The plants were chosen using the extensive experience, archives and records of RHS entomologists, gardeners and beekeepers in addition to published lists and scientific evidence. The lists are maintained by a team of RHS staff, including horticultural advisors, entomologists and botanists and is reviewed annually. if you want more, plants evergreen shrubs, evergreen trees

This post has been edited by rayaustin: 25 October 2017 - 01:07 PM

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