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  1. Thread: Pollination

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    Re: Pollination

    I haven't paid attention to the exact times, but I know the bees do the squash in the morning and are done sometime in the afternoon, if not earlier. They may even finish in the morning.
    If 1.5...
  2. Thread: Pollination

    by tabby
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    Re: Pollination

    I've seen honeybees try to pollinate squash, but they were chased off by the native squash bees. My squash and other cucurbit flowers are often full of these bees.
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    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    You're asking if people should deliberately deceive others?

    I guess it does depend on the reason. My daughter logs on gaming sites as a guy because of the severe harassment she would get...
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    Re: Bee and neighbor problem

    A "bee" that attacks without provocation sounds like a yellow jacket to me.
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    Re: Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    I would have thought the spraying would be more effective at dusk when the mosquitoes are out and the bees are in.
    Some places go with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis for mosquito control with...
  6. Thread: is this normal

    by tabby
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    Re: is this normal

    Looks like my hives every afternoon. It looks like they are circling upwards. Orientation flights.
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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    I agree with the above. Mosquito dunks are safe for bees. The dunks are only deadly for mosquito larva and some closely related species such as fungus gnats.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    When I looked at Barry's photo on Photobucket and enlarged it to full size, I saw bees in entrances. But I would have thought I would see more.
  9. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    Aphids are fragile and blasting with plain water will do much to get rid of them. I use this method on my 400+ roses. Unfortunately the aphids also reproduce incredibly fast so it has to be repeated.
  10. Thread: House Wrens!

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    Re: House Wrens!

    I'm not sure they'll be gone in a week. Either that or the ones I have under my solar array keep making more babies.
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    Re: Orientation flights - Pics

    I have to pick my position to watch them since the foragers can take off like a bullet and smack me in the face. There's a LOT of forage right now, plus they make a bee line to my water gardens so I...
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    Re: Orientation flights - Pics

    Cool! I got a package around that time and Nuc a few weeks later from a different source. I also have some older hives and splits and from those hives. The splits, nuc and package all seem to be...
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    Re: Bee Pricing in different regions?

    Around here I've seen queens go for $20 to $29 - open mated.
    Packages for $100 to about $110.
    Nucs for about $150 or $160.
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    Re: Help Identifying this bee?

    If it's a lot smaller than a honeybee, then it is probably a sweat bee. There are so many bees with that coloration. My favorite place to go to for bee identification is http://bugguide.net/
    it has...
  15. Re: super is not getting drawn. Am I being impatient, or should I do something?

    Do you have a queen excluder under your super? If so, you might want to have some drawn out comb in your super. Queen excluders can sometimes discourage bees from moving into the super if there's...
  16. Thread: What's it doing

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    Re: What's it doing

    It's a leaf cutter bee!
    I have a lot of them around here. They don't do any harm other than cut some leaves off of plants like roses. They are also pollinators. I've seen them in the flowers along...
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    Re: Drought Trigger Clear as Day(light)

    I thought it was a rather funny joke. Wasn't it?
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    Re: How do you know if there is a 'flow' going on?

    Then there is something else around that they like better. I noticed that my bees ignored the little cranesbill that is blooming by the millions in the back of the yard while the cherry trees were in...
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    Re: Flower fidelity/square feet question

    For what it's worth I've seen individual bees go from one type of flower to another. It's made really obvious when you see a bee covered in sticky hibiscus pollen on a gloriosa daisy.
    And I've seen...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    While I don't encounter this every day, I have to admit that almost everybody I meet other than beekeepers call yellow jackets bees.
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    I'm fairly certain you misinterpreted Christine. I read her response as being embarrassed about those who throw a fit and she's saying she tries her best to communicate her allergies without throwing...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    I'm not the OP. Thankfully none of my neighbors have complained so far about the bees.
    I don't think there is a CO state law, just city or county laws. Fortunately I live in a rural area where we...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    While I don't usually take it with me, I DO have an EpiPen. But food allergies can be avoided. If there's any doubt whatsoever, I don't eat it. And we may need it if my spouse gets another...
  24. Thread: Good news!

    by tabby
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    Re: Good news!

    Our local NBC news channel had a story about the bumper crop of bee swarms this year. Apparently the spring weather was perfect for the bees and there were so many swarms the swarm catchers couldn't...
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    Re: My neighbor has severe allergy!??

    Not true AT ALL!

    I have severe allergies of other sorts and have been politely questioned about them and happily responded with answers. I would hope that people who say they are allergic to bees...
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