Bees stuck and dead on milkweed flower

dirtboy58(Zone 7 MD)June 30, 2009

I planted some milkweeds and am happy about the long awaited blooms. But I find dead bees on them...why? What can I do? Dang I plant for the insects, but wouldn't kill a bee if I had to. Thanks!

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

This could be natural... find some bees go to their favoured flowers and go to heaven.

Konrad

    Bookmark   July 1, 2009 at 11:12AM
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tonybeeguy

Sit and watch a milkweed plant for a while and you will see bees struggling to get away. I believe it has something to do with the pollen. The first time I saw it, a bees was going in circles and after taking a close look, it was trying to free it's leg. I've seen it happen many times since

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 9:46PM
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