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Black locust at it’s best.

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 7, 2010

It is peak foraging for bees in the Black locust blossoms. This tree is available to the bees for only a short time.

Black locust blossoms

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Hummingbirds and Black Locust

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 3, 2010

The hummingbird feeder had to be refilled every day with six hummingbirds squabbling over a perch. The demand at the feeder dropped off suddenly. Then we noticed the hummingbirds feeding from the Black locust flowers. There are two large Black locusts within fifty feet of the humming bird feeder. Another hummingbird favorite, honeysuckle, will be available soon.

Black Locust

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Keeping the bees busy

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 1, 2009

Except for the Elliott variety, blueberry pollination is virtually over. One foraging source that has just blossomed is the Black Locust. (Robinia pseudo-acacia) Black Locust is known for the fine quality of honey it produces. In the evening, the beautiful fragrance of the blossoms fills the air.

Black locust blossoms

Black locust blossoms

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Black locust

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 17, 2008

Just as the local blackberry blossoms reach their peak the Black Locust shows it’s first blossoms. Black Locusts (Robinia Pseudoacacia) are tall fast growing trees that are renowned for the honey they produce.

R. pseudoacacia honey is regarded as one of the world’s finest. The slowly granulating honey is water-white, heavy bodied, fine flavoured with high fructose and low enzyme content. Tree improvement for late flowering and nectar sugar content is going on in Hungary and America. Source:AgroForestryTree Database

     Black locust blossoms     Black locust tree    Black locust flowers and tree

The Black Locust follows the rhododendron, blueberry, blackberry and clover in the quest to make sure there is continuous forage for the bees.

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