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    Re: 50 degrees - bees are active

    It depends, if it is sunny and calm, bees will fly at lower temp than 50 degrees in my case. It depends on what the bees feel like doing that day. I have seen honey bees fly in light rain too. If...
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    Re: Sick Queen? What to do...

    This is my initial thoughts. The queen has shutdown for the winter and is just laying here and there to keep a young population before the very cold weather hits.
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    Re: Fall crocus price for planting

    Plant borage for early summer to mid fall forage. Montauk daisies, stonecrop and asters for fall forage
  4. Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    Well, I look it as a hobby, so I spend the money. I stopped adding the cost after $1,000 dollars. I tend not to add the cost up, so I don't get discouraged. Instead of going hunting, fishing or...
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    Re: Entrance shim

    I saw a hive where the owner made two half inch holes, one on top of each other, directly on the honey super. I saw the bees going in and out. The frames were visible. It met the purpose without...
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    Re: Mendocino county planting for my bees.

    Borage keeps the honeybees on them throughtout the summer. Also cilantro is very attractive to honeybees. My man is to spread the cilantro seeds on the side of the roads. They come up in late...
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    Re: what kind of flower is this?

    My garden is full of those and I have not seen any honeybees on them. I see many natives bees hitting them hard. I planted for my honeybees though.
  8. Thread: lilys?

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    Re: lilys?

    http://youtu.be/oeuO_rvcCxU
    http://youtu.be/G6oPNHwGP1Y

    My bees working a lily and daylily. Granted i am in a dearth and the bees are scrapping for anything they can find.
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    Re: What is this bush

    could be New Jersey Tea Plant?
  10. Thread: lilys?

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    Re: lilys?

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    I have seen my honeybees on my lilies, but not constantly They try to lick the fuzzy thing in the middle of each petal. They also try to get in where the petals come together at the stem...
  11. Re: Things went from good to questionable, to bad...predators and the hives

    I had a bear attack about 2 weeks a go. Lost two nucs and some honey frames from a full hive. I soonly install an electric fence and baited it with peanut butter on aluminum foil. I also smeared...
  12. Thread: Heather

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    Re: Heather

    The erica type are not hardy for freezing climates. The ling type are the ones fhat grows wild in scotland and are best suited for cold climates
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    Re: Are Magnolia trees benficial for bees?

    It depends. I live in NWNJ and when my magnolia blooms it is still too cold for the bees.
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    Re: Black Locust!

    I live in northern NJ and I got 5 black locust trees from the forest in November of 2012. they lined the road. They were dormant, I planted them and they sprouted late spring. They trunck were...
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    Re: Minor wants bees how to negate liability?

    In the meantime how much did the seller lose in legal and invaluable personal time in the Texas case.
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    Re: polinating cacao

    Honeybees cannot pollinate cacao

    CACAO PRODUCTION
    POLLINATION
    The cacao flower, while only about the diameter of a ni
    ckel, is complex in design and behavior, necessitating
    a special kind of...
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    Do you smoke them when winter feeding?

    Today, it was rainy but mild, in the low 60's. I took this opportunity to feed them bee patties. I was relieved that there is a good amount of bees in 3 of my 4 hives. Nevertheless, when I opened...
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    Northeast Thaw

    Well, the three day warm weather recently experienced in the Northeast was not good for my bees. On the first day of the warm, I went to add granulated sugar to the hives. In one of my trips to the...
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    Re: Bee Happy in the Caribbean

    Im from the DR but i left 28 years ago for the US, but i do visit. My uncle used to be a caretaker of an apiary in the mountains and i never saw him inspecting them. What i can tell beekeeping is...
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    Re: Mann Lake Winter Inner Cover?

    Does anyone have a picture of a quilt box?
  21. Re: getting a little anxious. a lil help please

    I was anxious last night when I saw a bear roaming in my yard. I turned on the lights and checked the yard constantly through the night. I kept putting off intalling the electric fence, but today...
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    Re: PROPOLIS HARVESTER...any new idea?

    How do you use the hardened propolis.
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    Re: Purple flowers along highways in Ontario

    Aster?
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    Re: queen not mated???

    Does she looks bigger than when you first found her?
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    Re: Brood in October in New England?

    But if you see emergency cells like in my case, the queen is gone. i lost two queens and saw queens cells. I destroyed them and combined them with two other hives.
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