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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    The 2 seedlings have doubled in size and are doing well . I will transplant them in late august to their permanent spot. Seems the seedlings were root bound and needed more sunlight
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Well not much to lose. I will just transplant them in larger pots and hit them with Alaska fish fert ; they are getting solid amounts of rain, and if not good well water

    Thanks for the replies
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Well I set my containers out in the garden with 12 plus hours and sun, and well nothing, have not grown 1/2 in 2 weeks
  4. Re: Warm Season Plantings to Offset Summer Dirth

    I second the buckwheat. In my experience ; it will germinate with only 2x rains of 1/4 inch, and it needs very little rain after that. The bees will work it when it is humid and early in the morning...
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Thanks for the replies ,they are only about about 3 inches tall , I will transplant then and see how it goes
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Both seedlings are still going. One has 1 set of true leaves the other 2 sets, nice deep green color, but man are they growing slow .
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    Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    I bought some seeds and germinated them after a cold period in the fridge. I got 3 seeds to pop and 1 has already died . I have 2 left that just have cotyledon leaves. I have them on the porch in...
  8. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    Thanks for the input
  9. Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    After surfing the web I havent really come up with any ideas except

    Common privet
    Rugosa Rose


    I bought some Bee tree seeds off ebay , put them in the fridge for 90days and so far after...
  10. Thread: Black Locust!

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    Re: Black Locust!

    Black locust is a good honey when it comes here; this yr we will miss it with what looks like is a early dry period. I would plant late summer forage , not spring/early summer producers
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    Re: Hello from Indiana

    Welcome Josh- I am 30 miles west of Bloomington off hwy 46 - good luck with your bees and chickens
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    Re: Weak hive late season

    Good luck on that , my weak hive that I thought was turned ,around got robbed out and absconded . First time for that , now going into the first fall in 7 yrs with no honeybees
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    Re: Central Indiana GoldenrodBlooming

    Some early golden rod has been in bloom here for 2 weeks - but so dry. Someones bees are in my yard still trying to work what is left of the white dutch clover. Several species of trees here are...
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    Re: Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    I saved 16 of the seeds for next spring- guess I will give it a go and see if it works

    Thanks for the replies and links
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    Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    I have had 8 evodia seeds in the refrigerator for 35 days now. I have about 70 days average, to first frost here. Should I try and give them a go and plant them now or just wait till next spring ?
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    Re: Absolute minimum size for a hive entrance?

    Hmm depends on the size of the bees, and if drones are needed for breeding . I have that size entrance on a hive till it gets to full 7 frames of bees in a deep- makes for a busy entrance . I would...
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    Re: Buckwheat Harvesting

    Leonard:
    I would try alfalfa . I never seemed to do well with sweet yellow, crimson clover worked well and reseeded itself. I just buy whatever buckwheat the co-op has and planted...
  18. Re: A question on using Mediums for honey supers and frame spacing

    Thanks for the replies
  19. A question on using Mediums for honey supers and frame spacing

    I have 10 frame mediums I want to super with. I have a uncapping knife and scratcher. Any advantage of 8 frames spacing over 9, for extraction and cutting cappings ? I have always done 10...
  20. Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    Beepro

    I will planting some buckwheat in my veggie garden as soon as the first dry spell hits, which will be soon. Buckwheat doesnt do well there
  21. Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    I have some golden rod there and across the road ; it is really varaible in its yield . I try and find some common privet at a local nursery
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    Thanks for the replies

    Ben, which variety of privet- seems to be quite a few ?
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    Re: High Queen Failure this Spring

    I had 2 hives fail to requeen themselves with adequate drones last season and 1 this spring, and this was a hive with 14 frames of bees in 2 deeps .
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    Re: Can you split a first-year package

    As far south as you are, I would split : the above post pretty much covers it all . 1 medium in your area I would guess would be plenty ,but I am a Yankee
  25. Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    West side of my barnyard is heavy,wet ,grey clay, sweet yellow clover and crimson struggle and so does alfalfa .

    Anyone have any ideas, suggestions ?
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