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1 The Top Ten Bee Plants in S.W. Ontario- in order of appearance

2 #1 Willow spp. March, April, May Pollen and nectar

3 #2 Deciduous Trees Nectar and Pollen Maple Black Locust

4 Silver and Red maples -April

5 Red maple

6 Norway Maple – late April

7 Sugar Maple - early May

8 Black Locust (Acacia) – Nectar Early June

9 #3 Dandelion April and May, Nectar and Pollen

10 #4 Canola May and June, Pollen and Nectar

11 #5 White (Dutch) Clover June and July, Nectar and Pollen

12 #6 Basswood and Linden Trees June and July, Nectar

13 #7 Birdsfoot Trefoil June and July, Nectar

14 #8 Alfalfa June, July and August Nectar Leafcutter Bee Harvesting

15 #9 Milkweed July and August, Nectar and Pollen

16 #10 Goldenrod August an September, N. and P.

17 Vipers Bugloss June to September, N. and P.

18 Purple Loosestrife July and August, Pollen and Nectar

19 Joe- Pye Weed

20 Jewelweed

21 Common Garden Flowers attractive to bees

22 Crocus

23 Grape Hyacinth

24 Sunflower

25 Cosmos

26 Anise Hyssop

27 Mountain Bluet

28 Goatsbeard

29 Turtleheads

30 Stonecrop

31 Herbs edible and ornamental Sage

32 Herbs Lavendar Mint

33 Herbs Thyme Coriander

34 Shrubs Beauty Bush Honey suckle

35 Shrubs Weigela Sumac

36 Trees Crabapple Catalpa

37 Forget-me- not 78.2% Buckthorn 15.9 Dandelion 2% Apple 1.1 Willow 1.1 Mustard 0.3 Viburnum 0.3 Clover 0.1 Wild red cherry 0.1 Birds foot trefoil 0.1 Rasberry 0.1 Strawberry 0.1 Horse –chestnut 0.1 Pollen Analysis for Willowbee May 21, 2010

38 May 28, 2010 Forget-me-not 42.3% Buckthorn 18.2 Compositae 1 ? 10.3 Compositae 2 ? 7.7 Clover 5.8 Birds foot trefoil 4.7 Apple 3.o Raspberry 2.3 Mustard 1.6 Vipers bugloss 0.9% Willow 0.5 Honeysuckle 0.5 Wild cherry 0.2

39 July 5, 2010 Forget-me-not 37.5% Buckthorn 18.4 Birds foot trefoil 15.8 Unknown Mustard 4.8 Blackberry 4.6 Clover 3.8 Vipers Bugloss 3.6 Elderberry 3.1 Basswood 1.8% Sumac 0.3 Jewelweed 0.3 Vetch 0.3 Holly 0.3

40 July8, 2010 Birds foot trefoil 72.3% Buckthorn 12.4 Forget-me-not 7.3 Unknown Vipers bugloss 1.6 Mustard 1.1 Clover 0.8 Blackberry 0.3 Basswood 0.3

41 July 19, 2010 Birds foot trefoil 39% Forget –me- not 31 Buckthorn 12.5 Vipers bugloss 4.6 Unknown Sumac 2.3 Blackberry 1.9 Elderberry 1.2 Clover 0.9 Mustard 0.5% Vetch 0.2 Basswood 0.2 Lilac 0.2 Horse-chestnut 0.2

42 July 27, 2010 Birds foot trefoil 71.9% Unknown 1 6.9% Mustard 6.2 Buckthorn 4.0 Clover 3.2 Soya 3.2 Vipers bugloss 2.0 Vetch 1.5 Forget-me-not 1.0 Choke cherry 0.2

43 September 9, 2010 Birds foot trefoil 42.1% Joe-pye Weed 19.4 Buckthorn 9.3 Clover 5.5 Golden rod 5.5 Forget-me-not 5.3 Unknown Purple loosestrife 3.5 Mustard 2.3% Soya 1.0 Ragweed 0.8 Vipers bugloss 0.8 Basswood 0.3 Jewelweed 0.3 Buckwheat 0.3


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