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  1. #1
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    Default Any experience with Salvia hispanica (Chia)

    Does anyone know if bees will go for Salvia hispanica (Chia)?
    This is a commercial crop in central and south america.
    Any of beekeepers from central or south america have any experience knowledge of bees working thiscrop?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Any experience with Salvia hispanica (Chia)

    I don't have any direct experience with that species, but I've seen plenty of honeybees visiting other salvia & mint species en masse, so I'm guessing they'd like that one too.

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    Default Re: Any experience with Salvia hispanica (Chia)

    Quote Originally Posted by robherc View Post
    I don't have any direct experience with that species, but I've seen plenty of honeybees visiting other salvia & mint species en masse, so I'm guessing they'd like that one too.
    I think you should ask this guy chia-guy.jpg

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