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whats the difference between hairy&common vetch the stores around here are selling the common vetch but said they will sell the hairy vetch this fall.Also is common vetch good bee forage? :D
 

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I made the bad mistake of planting hairy vetch as a winter cover. It's extremely invasive and now I can't get rid of the darn stuff. To add insult to injury I've never seen my girls work it.
 

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My bees are actively working a 15 acre of Hairy Vetch, both morning and afternoon. There is a possibility that other nectar flows are limited in the area due to the past Fall and this Spring drought we are experiencing.
 

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I've spoken with several old time beeks in our area who swear by crown vetch as forage when clover or other sources aren't available. Don't have any personal experience though.
 
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