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  1. #1
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    Question From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    What will be the nectar produces between the time and flowers listed in Title?...

    My location is Western Pennsylvania...

    Thanks...BCB

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    I try to plant buckwheat & peas. Never enough, but do what i can.
    Started summer of 2013, just another new guy, tinkering with bees.

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    I got lots of clover now, but it's gonna be gone before long. I need to plant something cows can eat, and bees can work too. Not so sure what for the dearth period.

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Per what I observe, in my location sweet clovers pretty much overlap with golden rod.
    White clover stays in the mix in the the mowed city parks.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Greg v , i got lots of white dutch clovers. I'll add something in bee yard, some kind of flower mabye... but then I got to whack em down to see critters.. lol. ?????

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Richinbama, Last year, we planted buckwheat in a fenced area. As soon as the blooms were spent, we let the cows eat the plants. They gobbled it up.

    I understand that buckwheat makes a very high nutrition honey. We let our bees keep it and had 5 out of 6 colonies survive the winter - not sure if that's why but was just thinking it may have helped keep our losses low.

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Can you broadcast buckwheat, or do you have to drill?

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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Someone recommended to me to use overseeder for buckweed as alternative to broadcasting. Same for alfalfa and mustard. Seem like a good idea.

  10. #9
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    Default Re: From July to Goldenrod and Asters...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCB View Post
    What will be the nectar produces between the time and flowers listed in Title?...

    My location is Western Pennsylvania...

    Thanks...BCB
    Lemon balm (melissa). they are consider heavy nectar producer, ward off mosquitoes due it lemon grass smell. Excellent tea maker.

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