Bug of the Week: Bees on Lupines

The lupines are in bloom.

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Lupines have quite complex flowers.

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The honey bees seem to like them, though.

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And so do the carpenter bees.

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Have you stopped to smell the flowers lately?

2 Comments

  1. Sebastian

    Sarcly anybody knows that you can even eat lupines. They can displace soya. Lupines-Pencakes are particularly popular. Or you can make a coffee replacement without caffeine. Or sausages of lupines. Just some examples how you can use lupine in your food.
    Already the Egyptian, Romans and Indian from South America used it as their staple food.
    I already taste the pencakes and they are really delicious.

  2. Roberta

    Let’s add a word of caution, though: only certain kinds of lupine seeds are safe to eat. Other contain toxic alkaloids, and can be poisonous. Lupines are often found on poisonous plant lists for that reason.

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