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Thread: Caraway

  1. #1
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    Default Caraway

    Hi, I was wondering how good Caraway is for bees and if they collect mainly nectar or pollen?

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    Default Re: Caraway

    No answer, so I will bump this. I have a neighbor planting 80 acres of caraway this season. He said it blooms for up to 3 weeks and smells terrible. Anyone taken honey off this crop before? I will be putting my bees in canola and alfalfa but curiosity has me wondering.

  3. #3
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Caraway

    Here is a study involving caraway for you:

    http://www.apimondia.com/congresses/2001/Papers/012.pdf
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Caraway

    The above study is amazing, I have quite a lot of coriander in my veggie garden that re seeds itself every year and flowers profusely. Yet I have yet to see a honey bee settle on the flowers, lots of fireflies and I have wondered why my bees wont take nectar from the flowers.
    Johno

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