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2633Re: [beekeeping] forage planting

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  • davidbrowder
    Aug 19, 2004
      So there's been this big empty field across the creek from me, bout 300 yards away. It would grow up pretty thick with blackberry bushes, aster, goldenrod and such. Then the owner would have it bushhogged and it would grow up all over again. No telling how many buckets of honey I got out of that field over the decades. Now there's this big government building going up there, paved parking lot, big night lights, absolutely nothing good what so ever. But hey, adapt or die. Been sneaking over with 5 pound bags of white Dutch Clover seed, if they do a good job watering, fertilizing and mowing I just might pull a couple more buckets out of that "field".
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      Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 9:21 AM
      Subject: Re: [beekeeping] forage planting

      Thanks for the response. I will give it a try and let you know. We are prone to early frost here.

      davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...> wrote:
      Buckwheat's one of the easiest things to grow. Puts out a lot of honey but some might not like the color and taste (I never could get people to buy it down here in NC). If ya sow in the next week or so you're pert much assured a good bloom well before Fall. Never tried this, but you might be able to plow it under when it goes to seed, plant again,and get a SECOND bloom before frost!!
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      From: dougbwv
      Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 7:27 PM
      Subject: [beekeeping] forage planting

      Can someone pont me in the direction of a list or tell me the names
      of good forage plants for a small area. I have rtead thaT ANISE
      HYSSOP is supposed to be a very good nectar plant. are there others
      that I can work into my landscape? I live in north central West
      Virginia. I have plenty of forage trees in the spring but am lacking
      later plants.


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