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lambofood 

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just wondering if anyone has ever tried putting an out apiary into a potato crop? i know they are sprayed regularly, so I am dubious, and much as I would like to think the farmer would call me if sprayers were going in... have I just answered my own question?!!!:confused:
 

Grub 

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Hi
They spray regulary for blight especialy in the next 6 weeks with a fugicide also the flowers dont last long either and I cant remember bees polinating either the days I used to work on a farm.

Potato flower honey sounds fun bit of salt and vinegar
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victor meldrew 

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Bumblebees will pollinate tomatoes (same family) but honeybees don't seem to even when they have access to them (outdoor varieties).


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