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  1. #1
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    May 2003
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    Are there types of cotton that don't produce nectar? The reason I ask is that I have 5 hives on and near several hundred acres of cotton and I have not seen much enthusiasm by the bees to do anything with it. By the way hives are strong.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2005
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    College Station, Texas
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    Yes, but I cannot define for you the distiction (maybe upland vs lowland type cotton). Years ago we use to move some bees to the Texas panhandle which had a lot of cotton and some yards would produce a nice crop of honey and other would literally starve, and then there was the spray planes that used our nice white boxs to line up for their next pass.

  3. #3
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    Thanks

  4. #4

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    Have a flow going currently that I believe is cotton. Plants are in full bloom. Scale hive gains approx. 5lb/day.
    BEE-L snob since 1999
    What's a swarm in April worth?

  5. #5
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    ? for billy:
    they crow cotton in Kansas? Is it irrigated?

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    Yes they started planting it here around 10 years ago. The crops that are around me aren't irrigated. They usually produce a flow this time of year that lasts a couple weeks.
    BEE-L snob since 1999
    What's a swarm in April worth?

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