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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Maple Plain MN

    Default Buckwheat

    I been told if I plant buckwheat, my bees will go to it and not pollinate other crops.
    I wold like you alls input on this.
    Thank you.
    E N Minnesota

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Olympia, Washington

    Default Re: Buckwheat

    I have buckwheat planted in my beeyard.

    The bees nearly always work it in the morning and not much, if at all the rest of the day.
    If something more to their liking is available, only a very few bees are on the buckwheat and the rest forage the preferred thing.

    So it would depend on whether or not the crop you want pollinated is blooming at the same time as the buckwheat. Even then, they'll be working something other than buckwheat at mid day and afternoon.


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