Holly Bushes
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Holly bushes

Zone 75034 | Laurajay added on March 11, 2017 | Answered

I just moved to north Dallas Texas, specifically Frisco, TX. In the new home I moved into, there is a line of holly bushes. They have red berries to attract 100s of I think honeybees. Is that because of it being spring or will they always have so many bees? There are so many I have to avoid the area. I am thinking of pulling the holly out.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on March 12, 2017

    Bees, Butterflies and even Hummingbirds are attracted to the Holly, they are foraging for pollen and likely have no interest in you.
    They will move on as the season opens more pollen sources to them.
    They will not likely bother anyone while they are so busy collecting pollen.
    Unless you bother them or disturb them, you should have no issues.

    Bees are beneficial and we all need the Bees!

    https://blog.wildlife.virginia.gov/2016/04/holly-flowers-attract-bees-and-butterflies/
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-bees.htm

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