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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