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Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by Tabitha, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Tabitha

    Tabitha greenheart

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    what do bees find at this time? I am wondering because I planted a lot of buckwheat and was looking forward to the bees working it, but nary a bee.
     
  2. btai

    btai Well-Known Member

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    I've heard they only work buckwheat in the morning...
     

  3. Tabitha

    Tabitha greenheart

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    that can't be, last summer I had a lot of buckwheat and the bees were just a buzzing in the afternoon. However, that was in september, maybe the bees were deperate.I planted buckwheat off and on as a green manure. were they came from I do not know, not many folks here and none beekeepers. Now we have two hives and nothing is touching the buckwheat.
     
  4. Hee Haw

    Hee Haw Well-Known Member

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    They seem to pick and choose what they like best as to what is bloomed at that time.I would say in time they will get that buck wheat,Ive always heard that bees loved buckwheat and that it makes real dark honey.
     
  5. valicia

    valicia Active Member

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    we planted some buckwheat last year, the bees worked it very hard
    in the morning but by lunch time they were on something else.