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Offline Cindi

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Re: honey yields
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2007, 10:44:56 AM »
Sean, you mentioned planting buttercups.  We have that species that grows like the wildfire out here in our wet Lower Mainland area.  I try to eradicate this as much as possible because it overtakes everything.  I pull it out continuously.  We have so much other stuff that is good for the bees that I can't be bothered to let the buttercup take huge hold.  I actually did not realize that there was any benefit to this noxious weed though.  I have always observed the buttercup to see if any beneficials are ever using it for forage, never see any insect of any sort on it.  Maybe your buttercup is different than ours.  I understand there are about 500 species, though. LOL.  Great day.  Cindi

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Re: honey yields
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2007, 11:53:46 AM »
I read somewhere that they were not any good for bees.
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Re: honey yields
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2007, 03:27:31 PM »
It looks to me like it could get pretty complicated.I just leave mine in the same place year around .They did real good last year I prevented swarming with unlimited brood space.
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Re: honey yields
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2007, 04:14:11 PM »
Sean, you mentioned planting buttercups.  We have that species that grows like the wildfire out here in our wet Lower Mainland area.  I try to eradicate this as much as possible because it overtakes everything.  I pull it out continuously.  We have so much other stuff that is good for the bees that I can't be bothered to let the buttercup take huge hold.  I actually did not realize that there was any benefit to this noxious weed though.  I have always observed the buttercup to see if any beneficials are ever using it for forage, never see any insect of any sort on it.  Maybe your buttercup is different than ours.  I understand there are about 500 species, though. LOL.  Great day.  Cindi



cindi i will take a picture and forward it to you. i am only going by the name my mother gave me, but she has observed that the bees are always on them. I am trying to get as much stuff around as possible as there is a cane field quite near by and although i know i cant stop them i figure the closer they are to a different source of food the less sucrose i will have in my honey.