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    Re: Started fogging today.

    Glock, the hives you are treating with OA, are they broodless? Can vaporized OA be used at anytime?
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    Re: Trip to emergency room

    zantac or ranitidine is a histamine blocker....so at times used with benadryl
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    Re: First Honey Harvest in Oklahoma

    There was an article in Bee Culture a few issues ago and it discussed grapes and how bees worked them, more than what I had heard/read previously. I never did get over to the vineyard to make any...
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    Re: First Honey Harvest in Oklahoma

    BigDawg, we have blackberry bushes within a mile or two but with our late frosts, I do not know if the girls were able to work them. We have a vineyard about 1/2 mile away so I may have some hint of...
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    Re: First Honey Harvest in Oklahoma

    I am not a honey tasting expert but I did compare it against some store bought honey and there was a difference. My honey had more "golden tones" of flavor is how I describe it and took more effort...
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    First Honey Harvest in Oklahoma

    This was my first honey harvest. We had 3 late spring frosts that got the girls off to a late start. I think hairy vetch and the highway median wildflowers produced a light honey.

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  7. Re: How to know if they are getting enough pollen?

    Yep, winged sumac
  8. Re: How to know if they are getting enough pollen?

    yep, you can't miss the girls bringing in this....
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Winged sumac in SW OK...73055
  10. Re: Mystery Plant - seed must have been in with Borage

    Walliebee, you are absolutely correct. I remember as a kid getting these wrapped around my ankles when roaming the farm countryside in western Oklahoma. I do not recall every seeing a plant in the...
  11. Re: Mystery Plant - seed must have been in with Borage

    I noticed it in late May...never seen anything like it. Thought if I let it grow I would figure it out. First thought it might be a pumpkin.
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    Re: Bee Plant Identification

    Search for sumac tea and make some when it's time...pretty good. I have winged sumac on our place and is just forming the green berries.
  13. Mystery Plant - seed must have been in with Borage

    692769286929I planted Borage early spring and I had this one plant grow from seed and I have no idea what it is. I do know there is no plant like it in our area so I think the seed had to be mixed in...
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    Re: Bees LOVE Vitex

    The vitex are blooming a little later than normal in SW OK. A friend let me dig up 20 last year and 25 this year...most are doing well but will be another year or two before they will be helpful. ...
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    Re: Feeding honey with quail waterer

    thanks for the reply...I need to get some 3/4 rope :)
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    Re: Feeding honey with quail waterer

    Does the 3/4 inch rope keep the bees from entering the hole from which the syrup flows through? I have used pebbles but bees have crawled inside and died...
  17. Thread: Sand Plums

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    Re: Sand Plums

    Sand plum jelly is great...4318
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    Prairie Blazing Star Growing advice

    I have some Prairie Blazing Star growing on our place. I went out today and stripped off the stems to gather seed and obtained about 5 gallons of material. Anyone know how much actual seed I may...
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    Re: Looking for Wildflower ID Guides

    http://www.wildflower.org/

    Nice resource
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    Re: A Gallon of 5:3 Sugar Syurp

    5 pounds to 3 pints :)
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    Re: Phacelia Tanacetifolia

    Summer and lcl, did you plant Phacelia this past spring? How did it turn out?
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    this spring it was about $1 per lb
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    same as Nortpete...but only 1\3 acre
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    Re: What's YOUR Favorite Feeder?

    I have had good luck with mannlake...
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    FDA Approves Device for Epinephrine inj

    FDAApproves Device For Epinephrine Injection To Treat Allergy Sufferers.The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (8/14, Blackwell)reports, "Intelliject Inc., a company founded in 2004 by Eric and...
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