Will my bees (and I) hallucinate on datura?

7 Jun

Jimsonweed/datura in my backyard

My jimsonweed is 1 day away from blooming. What will this mean for my bees?

According to some sources:

Bee nectar collection from Datura plants in Mexico and Hungary, belladonna flowers, henbane (Hyoscamus niger) plants from Hungary, Serjania lethalis from Brazil and Gelsemium sempervirens from the American Southwest can all result in toxic honey.

Should I dig up my datura?


3 Responses to “Will my bees (and I) hallucinate on datura?”

  1. beegirl211 June 9, 2008 at 8:47 am #

    Gosh, I never heard of “toxic honey”! What did you decide to do?

  2. Chantal June 10, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Well for now, I’ve decided to leave the datura and watch to see if my girls are attracted to it. When I checked this morning, they hadn’t found it yet.

    Oh the drama 😉

  3. writtenon April 19, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Datura honey would be rad! Yumm.

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