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    Mar 19, 2017, 12:52 PM
    Will bees get enough to eat on Western Junipers and Pondarosa Pines?
    I am wanting to get some bees, but I am out in the desert with bitterbrush, sage, brush. I do have lots of Western Juniper and Pondarosa Pines not far away in the hills. Is this enough for them to eat? In late spring the Lupin fills the mountain side.
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    Mar 19, 2017, 03:17 PM
    I think you have an excellent atmosphere for bees. And the plus is clean desert air. There are many apiaries though that can help you select the right types for bee and there are many. Do your selection with a lot if care and patience and good luck. It looks like bees are dying off in some areas because of pesticides.

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    Mar 19, 2017, 04:32 PM
    The lupines are good for honeybees, but the Junipers not so much. The Juniper tends to shadow the ground so heavily little undergrowth can survive, limiting bee food sources. If you could get some Palo Verde or Creosote started that would help them out.

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