[NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinator

Michael Glassford glassfordm at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 21 16:46:12 EDT 2003


Sorry, that sounds like I meant that you said they liked catnip and I had
noticed that, too. What I meant, of course, is that I've noticed here that
they are also fond of catnip.

Mike

Michael Glassford wrote:
> They're very fond of catnip here, too.
>
> Mike
>
>
> Lon J. Rombough wrote:
>>> I've been around bumblebees all my life here.  I even find it useful
>>> to
>>> plant borage to encourage them in the garden as they pollinate beans
>>> and
>>> peas to give better set.  Guess the species here are just less
>>> aggressive.
>>> Of course I used to keep bees, so stinging insects don't bother me
>>> that
>>> much.
>>> -Lon Rombough
>>>
>>> From: "Bruce Hansen" <brucehansen at acd.net>
>>> Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>>> Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:06:36 -0400
>>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>>> Subject: RE: [NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinator
>>>
>>> Ah! Life must be easy in Oregon. I know a bumble bee and I suspect
>>> you have
>>> never bothered a nest. Sweat bees (underground) are also aggressive
>>> but
>>> usually if I run fast they give up in a few yards. Although, when
>>> watering
>>> some new trees last summer I disturbed a nest (flooded), a few of
>>> them kept
>>> up the chase for 30 or so yards.
>>>
>>> Bruce
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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