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Bee Eaters?

WinniecatWinniecat Posts: 100

I've been watching the Chelsea show coverage on bbc and they had a feature on sarracenia and other carniverous plants. Nobody mentioned whether bees are attracted to them. I'd like to try one but definitely not if bees get caught in them, surely they will? Does anyone know please?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    I should think they do, can't see any reason why not if flies do

  • WinniecatWinniecat Posts: 100

    Thanks Nutcutlet but I was hoping that someone would know for definite. I know they give off a scent so maybe bees don't like it? 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,302

    I may be wrong [ I often am ], but I thought there was a particular pheromone, that attracted flies, rather than other insects.

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  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    I found this article - may be of interest

    http://insider.si.edu/2015/06/how-carnivorous-plants-avoid-eating-their-pollinating-insect-friends/

    Last night's feature was very interesting I thought - amazing how they've been trialling the pitcher plants for growing outdoors all year round.

    Not that would probably be possible in all parts of the country.

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