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Bees stuck and dead on milkweed flower

Posted by dirtboy58 z5 Denver (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 30, 09 at 20:57

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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RE: Bees stuck and dead on milkweed flower

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


RE: Bees stuck and dead on milkweed flower

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

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