Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Maybe some of you Alaskan Beekeepers could help me on this question...

There was a forest fire in the summer of 2007. In the spring of 2008 it was forest of morels (I know...rough...it was hard to deal with)...and last summer in 2009 it was fireweed as far as the eye could see. For summer 2010 will fireweed be back? I'm not too familiar with this honey plant and wasn't sure if it'd be worth the effort to build a bomber bear fence if the fireweed takes the year off. Any advice would be much appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,333 Posts
some will be back, along with lot's of knapweed. both are good, although it will probably dry fast. kootani creek? justin
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,016 Posts
According to what I have read fireweed, as it's name implies, grows well in burned over areas. It does badly in gardens. My opinion is that until the soil returns to near normal the fireweed would be there. We had some out here (tiny amount) last year and it did not seem effected by competition with other plants -I think the soil is the key.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top