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Author Topic: wildfowers seed mix for bees  (Read 2265 times)
Jami
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« on: March 14, 2005, 04:45:05 PM »

Hi everybody!

I would like to know if anyone out there has experience with planting wildflower seed mixes for bees.  Here is what I am looking for:  a wildflower mixture that I can spread in an area about 2 acres.  Because I am starting out with two bee packages in April, I would like to get some flowers started early, so the bees can catch an early nectar flow and get their populations increased so I'll get more honey.  I live in Michigan, so probably flowers native to this area would so best.  Any iinformation would helpful.  Also, I am not tilling the soil, hopefully something exists that I can throw down by hand and can germanate in an area that has all sorts of grasses and weeds.  If I do it early enough in the spring maybe it would work.  Jami
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 04:51:08 PM »

I belive most of the wild flowers have to be sown in the fall so they will come up in the spring.Here is a company that deals with wild flowers and there seeds. Their web site is very informative. www.wildseedfarms.com


 I hope this helps you some.

 Brian
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 06:24:11 PM »

I got alot of wild flower seed at wa Cheesy lmart and planted it for the bees, bye
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2005, 08:02:03 PM »

http://www.americanmeadows.com/
http://seedrack.com/01.html
http://www.cheapseeds.com/ViewProduct.asp?ModelNumber=1002
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