Garden plants valuable to bees

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Published by The Association in London .

Written in English

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  • Honey plants -- Great Britain.

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Bibliography, p52.

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Statementby International Bee Research Association ; principal collaborators Mary F. Mountain ... (et al.).
ContributionsMountain, Mary F., International Bee Research Association.
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LC ClassificationsSF535.2.G7
The Physical Object
Pagination52p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18773816M
ISBN 100860981045

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To make the list "the plants. Native plants are especially important to pollinators and other wildlife. Unlike honey bees, which came from Europe, native insects have special relationships with native plants from their regions.

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