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Smoke bush flowers are highly attractive to honey bees and other pollinators

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Smoke bush (smoke tree, Cotinus coggygria, Anacardiaceae) is in the sumac family. It is called “smoky bush” because the long stalk-like structure supporting the seeds (most stalks are empty with a few seeds …

By , on May 27th, 2015

Pretty Flowers, but Bees Rarely Love ‘Em — Lilac

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Lilac is still blooming, although it is almost done here in East Lansing and Okemos. Lilac is in the family Oleaceae, the most common species planted are Syringa vulgaris.

[side note: Black locusts …

By , on June 6th, 2014

Conservation agriculture project explores new ways to bolster bee habitat

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By , on May 14th, 2014

Asian honey bees foraging on Chinese redbud tree flowers.

Citation: Huang, Z.Y. 2014. Asian honey bees foraging on Chinese redbud tree flowers. http://bees.msu.edu/2014/redbud/. Accessed {date of your visit}.

Published May 13, 2014

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Eastern redbud trees are blooming, one right in …

By , on May 10th, 2014

Honey bees will forage on tulip flowers for pollen

Citation: Huang, Z.Y. 2014. Honey bees will forage on tulip flowers for pollen. BeetheBest Blog, http://bees.msu.edu/2014/tulip/, Accessed {date of your visit}.

Published May 8, 2014.

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University

Will honey bees forage on tulip flowers? On …