I just got lucky and secured a yard with a distant family member in law who has lots of alfalfa. My uncle told me he lets it go to flower a lot. I met the farmer today to see where to put the bees and agreed on a spot. I asked him if it was true that he lets the alfalfa flower and he said he only takes three crops a year so if it blooms it blooms. He showed me the alfalfa is ready to pop right now.
So on to the question. when alfalfa blooms how long is it in flower and what should I expect for honey production. I know there are variables here but I would like to hear some testimony from those of you that have been lucky enough to get a crop of alfalfa honey. I will probably only be able to put a few colonies there at the moment, Im not commercial, I just have big dreams. There also a huge (thousands of acres) swamp about a 1/4 mile away that will be full of golden rod for fall. I think I just hit the jack pot with this yard.