Memphis Backyard Farmer

Bees Love Camelias
February 20, 2012, 2:25 am
Filed under: Bee Keeping, Gardening, Memphis | Tags: , , ,

My wife and I lived in Charleston, South Carolina for a few years after our wedding. While there I became acquainted with camellias. They were beautiful and you could find huge plantation gardens full of them. When we bought our house in Memphis, camellias were a must-have plant (along with gardenias, another S.C. favorite). Besides the beauty of these early bloomers, another benefit is that the bees love them. When the weather accommodates, they’re a great early pollen supply for your bees.

This girl, along with many of her sisters, are enjoying this sunny, 50 degree day in Memphis by crawling over my camellia bushes.


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