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Old 07-29-2016, 10:47 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by turttle View Post
I have them in my garden, but have never noticed the stinging or biting. There are so many kinds of native bees that you never see unless you really look closely.
This is my experience too. And certain plants seem to be particular favorites. From my gardens, mountain mint has been a big hit, also tall rattlesnake root, summersweet, virginia sweetspire and black snakeroot. But sweat bees seem to be generalists and visit many kinds of accessible blooms. And they seem, as much as any pollinator, to really appreciate late season pollen sources, like the rattlesnake root, asters, goldenrod, etc.
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