Re: Is it just me, or is everyone else having to feed their bees this year?
Originally Posted by Batman
I dont know about in your neck of the woods, but when I took a drive the other day there were alfalfa fields blooming all over the place!! Some were being cut but there was still forage available. And to confirm what you said, yes the farmers do cut before bloom to sustain the highest nutrient values of the plant! As far as spraying, I was unaware of that and that wouldnt be a good thing at all!! I don mind feeding, I just mainly want a yard close to home!!
Fuzzy- If I didnt feed my bees they would have faded out by now. They dont have the luxury of something blooming all the time for city bees!! Infact the two hives I have in town are booming and saving my butt as far as honey production. In some ways I do believe in survival of the fittest, but I also dont want to lose the hives i have now either because I dont want to waste gas money chasing swarms all over the place next spring to build up my hive count like I did this spring!!
Coyote Creek Bees - Beekeeping for 2 years. Number of hives - 17
Check out Coyote Creek Bees on Facebook and hit LIKE!!