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funfly 

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There are two fields of what I think is mustard, with in a field or two of my hives. Looks like rape but not, not has high or dence. Just coming into flower.
Does anybody know is it any good for honey?
 

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hi funfly

mustard is the same family as rape, bees will work it.
it will need to be treated as rape or it will cristalise.
 

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Thanks very much, two large fields within a stones throw of me.
 

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Are you sure it is not spring sown oil sed rape?

mustard is not usual a cash crop except around norwich
 
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Think it's mustards, different from rape, think its grown to increase fertility when ploughed back in, also as pheasant cover.
I might be wrong though.
 

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Yes, used as green manure, certain varieties if incorporated correctly can have a sterilizing properties against some pathogens, but they don't normally let it seed. So it may disappear soon, I hope not.
Rich
 

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