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Random fact of the day… did you know that borage refills with nectar every 2 minutes!!

“According to old wives’ tales, borage was sometimes smuggled into the drink of prospective husbands to give them the courage to propose marriage.” [via Mary Campbell, A Basket of Herbs]

“Bristly or hairy all over the stems and leaves…the flowers are complete, perfect with five narrow, triangular-pointed petals… Traditionally borage was cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, although today commercial cultivation is mainly as an oilseed… [Borage] has a sweet honey-like taste and as one of the few truly blue-colored edible substances, is often used to decorate dessert.” [via Wikipedia]

Photo credit: HoneyLover John Fedorowicz

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BORAGE: Beloved By Bees Everywhere -

“According to old wives’ tales, borage was sometimes smuggled into the drink of  prospective husbands to give them the courage to propose marriage.” -Mary Campbell, A Basket of Herbs

Borage is one of the very best bee plants. It’s an annual herb that prefers to be grown in full sun. The edible flowers have a delicate cucumber flavor and make a pretty garnish. 

Its nickname is “bee’s bread” because of its nectar-rich blue flowers. It refills with nectar every two minutes, which is amazingly fast. No wonder bees love it!

Borage has been cultivated since the 15th century. In folklore, this lovely herb was thought to bring courage to the heart. Whether in a border or in an herb garden, borage is a gift of love to your bees! 

[click here to read the original post on romancingthebee.com]

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