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Offline yockey5

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2012, 02:00:08 PM »
It's been almost a year now and I am hoping to get my bees moved over to a location that has tons of this. Should be a good source for fall honey.

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 07:02:57 AM »
You're gonna love the honey this plant provides BUT keep it in check at all times.  If you can't mow all around it find a place where you can before planting it anywhere!

Good luck.

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 02:30:22 PM »
I decided against planting any of it. I am going to put bees on an established plot.

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 06:50:16 PM »
I guess y'all yanks have your own privet hedge now. Down here it's privet and it is an excellant honey plant for pure flow, though the honey does have an off putting wang to it. It makes a good filler honey if you have enough whatever else to cover the taste.
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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 07:33:28 PM »
If it's invasive, I'd leave it alone, great honey plant or not.
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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 07:41:05 PM »
If it's invasive, I'd leave it alone, great honey plant or not.

I repeat, I am NOT planting it, just going to take advantage of existing plants.

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2012, 08:57:32 PM »
Great--sorry that I missed that the first time :P
The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the bee;
A clover, any time, to him
Is aristocracy.
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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2012, 07:50:02 AM »
 a little 24D with some surfactant will take it out.  Grazon is what they wipe out tallow trees with.

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Re: Unknown honey plant.
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2012, 08:29:34 AM »
24D heh? 

Spraying Dioxin (Agent Orange) is somehow better  :roll: than the plant being irradicated or controlled? 

Me thinks not, but that's just me.  I'd much rather mow it than subject me and mine to that stuff.  In S/E Asia 40+ years ago I didn't have a choice of being exposed....but we all do now  8-).

As for the honey (taste), well I leave it all for my bees as it flowers in the Fall in N/W Wisconsin even after the Goldenrod.

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