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Offline Butterchurn

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Alfalfa and Other Questions
« on: April 06, 2005, 10:01:46 am »
I just had someone respond to a flyer I placed in a grocery store in my quest to find a good place to start an apiary.

The person said they have an alfalfa field next to them and the neighbor across the road plants 3 acres of wildflowers. The landowner themselves have a large planting of asters as well.

In Minnesota does alfalfa make a good honey plant?

The farmer 1/4 mile away has 5 bee hives. Would setting up my hives at this location cause any problems or would I see a smaller crop from too much bee pressure on the available forage?

Would you consider this location?


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Alfalfa and Other Questions
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 03:04:03 pm »
I have read that alfa alfa gives a good honey yield, but it will ruin the colony. Alfa alfa pollen is lack of some aminoacids and bees cannot feed larvas with it.
I did not find the article.