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Offline blanc

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Blueberry Production
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:54:11 PM »
Was offered to put some bees on 3 acres of blueberries in southeast louisiana and was wondering if any of you worked bluberries, how many for 3 acres and what kind of production I would expect?
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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 10:35:26 PM »
can't answer your questions, but they do really like the blueberries.  we have some and my neighbor has a u-pick field.  our blueberry production has been up a lot since since i started keeping bees!  for me, it's a good source because they bloom after the raspberries and before the blackberries.
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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 10:41:28 PM »
work a deal for all you can eat blueberries. lol

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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 09:23:49 PM »
I keep about a dozen hives at the most here at the house year to year and we have a couple hundred bushes out.   Remember there is a lot blooming out at the same time as the berries. 

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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 09:35:19 PM »
2 hives per acre.

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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 09:44:01 PM »
THanks for all the replies folks and thx for getting to answer I was looking for Scott!  :-D
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The fear of the Lord is clean,enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 09:48:02 PM »
One of the "you pick em" blueberry farms near Tyler told me that with such a mild winter last year - they their blueberries were blooming in January - and they called in local beekeepers to place hives in January!  I don't know at what rate per acre, though...

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Re: Blueberry Production
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 09:52:25 PM »
Hey Rex and same around Kentwood where this fella is and he mentioned around that time of the year so I will keep tabs on it to bring my gals up there but may just work a deal on blue berries beings we go pick em at his place.
Psalm 19:9-10
The fear of the Lord is clean,enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea ,than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.