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Subject:  Honey Bees gather pollen from California Black Walnuts
Geographic location of the bug:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
Date: 03/18/2018
While working in the garden Sunday, Daniel noticed a Honey Bee flying around the catkins of an endangered California Black Walnut.  He thought this was unusual since the male flowers have no nectar.  Upon doing some research, Daniel learned on several sites, including Bee Spoke Info and Beeginner Beekeeper, that Honey Bees gather pollen from such trees as alder, hazel and willow, but no mention of black walnuts.

Honey Bees gather pollen from Walnut Trees

 

 

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What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California

2 Responses to Honey Bees gathering pollen from endangered California Black Walnuts

  1. Alexander H Slocum says:

    we have black walnuts here in NH and my wife keeps bees, and the trees are abuzz with the bees!

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