popazza

Privet honey okay or not? Other plants?

PoPazza
15 years ago

Recently our local beekeeper dropped off four hives on our five acres. He will maintain the hives, and we will benefit from their activity. I noticed the bees spend a lot of time on two privets we have, and I do not know if honey from that plant is desirable. We also have fruit trees, lavender, roses and rosemary they seem to enjoy.

Are there any bee-attracting plants that do not contribute to good honey? If so, I'll rip 'em out. Well, at least the privets. I'm not crazy about them anyway.

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