seed flowers

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by 2kooldad, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    Will bees go to Flax, chia an quinoa flowers ???
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    can you get quinoa to grow in Florida? and a strain of flax to grow there? if these are yes and yes pm me the variety..
     

  3. 2kooldad

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    Ive never tried to grow them before...i know the incas an aztecs grew em...an i have no idea where flax grows...but ima dang sure try it...if you know why they shouldnt grow here tell me...its florida...the only thing i havent gotton to grow here yet is money (im still worken on it)...those are part of my healthy diet now an i figured id try an grow some.
     
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    If you find flax seed that will grow in the south, post or PM me who has it. The flax I'm buying comes from North Dakota or Canada.
     
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    I'm going to try some buckwheat. I plan to plant a few acres just to see if it will prosper in our hot climate.
     
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    I had some blue flax in our yard in Colorado. A few bees, but not like it was something they really worked hard. :)
     
  7. 2kooldad

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    There are ALOT of things they work around here casualy...ive seeen em lick leaves on a bush an aphids...lol. im not planting it for the bees as much as me...i just was hoping for a double whammy :)