Day 202: Male Pussy Willow Catkins

“A male pussy willow is one of the best trees for the bee yard because it will bloom especially early in the year. Beekeepers often plant them close to the apiary to help the bees through the pollen-scarce months of March and April when little else is in flower. The term “pussy willow” refers to several species of willows that get furry gray catkins. In the states, the term usually refers to Salix discolor, a native to North America.” To read more click here

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