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    Re: A question about gardening with bees

    They crawl up and eat small seedlings like cucumbers completely leaving only the stem when they are so small they only have the 2 proto leaves. They also sit munching on my potato leaves all day...
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    Re: A question about gardening with bees

    I found planting chives will scare cabbage moths away from nearby plants, and peppermint has worked for me keeping aphids off my plants and mites away from my chickens. Cedar mulch will stop ants....
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    Re: What plant is this?

    Hawk's beard is edible......Why wouldn't you want it to get a foothold?? I just eat the ones that sprout in my yard. Throw it on a burger or in a salad.

    Edit: (Eat the leaves, and only until they...
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    Re: swarm question

    I'm just a noob, but for the one swarm I caught I just wore a thick hoodie with the hood up. The swarm was there for about 3 days. Truth be told, I am a bit of a bug whisperer though. I pick up just...
  5. Re: Bees not building where they are supposed to

    It is. Being a noob I didn't want to have to buy a centrifuge. Plus my hive is so cute I don't think the neighbor will know what it is unless he sees me open it.
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    That's a great idea!

    I feel retarded now, because I suspected they were only building on the bottom because the comb was there and they were just adding to what was there and not thinking about...
  7. Bees not building where they are supposed to

    OK. So I'm a total noob and this is my first hive. Please don't beat me up too much, but I need help. I captured a swarm by a dumpster and let them live in a cardboard box with a hole in it for...
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