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Amount Of Honey Collected From It

Categories: BEE PASTURAGE.
Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

Swarms issuing as late as the 15th July, when they commence on

buckwheat, sometimes contain not over five pounds of stores, and yet

make good stocks for winter, whereas, without this yield, they might

not live through October. It fails about once in ten years. I have

known a swarm to gain in one week sixteen pounds, and construct comb to

store it at the same time. At another time I had a swarm issue the 18th

August, th
t obtained thirty pounds in about eighteen days. But such

buckwheat swarms, in ordinary seasons, seldom get over fifteen pounds.

The flowers last from three to five weeks. The time of sowing the grain

varies in different sections, from the 10th of June to the 20th July.

Farmers wish to give it just time to ripen before frost, as the yield

of grain is considered better, but as the time of frost is a matter of

guess-work, some will sow several days earlier than others. Whenever an

abundant crop of this grain is realized, a proportionate quantity of

honey is obtained.