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    sorry but the watermelons aren't quite ripe yet....

    sorry but the watermelons aren't quite ripe yet. (Or even planted!)
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    Asheville is an interesting city in itself. It's...

    Asheville is an interesting city in itself. It's difficult to describe in a way that does justice to it's beauty.

    Mountain people are an unusual intertwining of conservative and socially active....
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    And of all places the Galopogas!

    And of all places the Galopogas!
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    My worst experience with Miller's was when I...

    My worst experience with Miller's was when I called in an order for a feeder at about 3:30 PM and she apologized because it wouldn't ship til the next day.
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    Do a search on Walt Wright and "checkerboarding"...

    Do a search on Walt Wright and "checkerboarding" this will (Among other things) control swarming without splitting hives.

    GeeB
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    Don't worry about the cost of jars. You'll find...

    Don't worry about the cost of jars. You'll find that you have pleanty in the not so distant future.
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    What you have is a trunkated cone. Use the...

    What you have is a trunkated cone. Use the formula for the volume of the whole large cone minus the volume of the removed cone. Repeat for each inch. As you move to the top of the cone (the larger...
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    I was actually suprised that some agreed with Fordguy on a site like that. maybe we are educating a few!!!
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    It depends on whether Albany hires somebody first...

    It depends on whether Albany hires somebody first or congress passes an immegration bill first.

    Could be a long time for either.
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    If one of you is left handed and one is right,...

    If one of you is left handed and one is right, Ithink you'll find that when doing work near the edge that each of you will be more comfortable on one side.

    Take advantage of that!
  11. Thread: Slow news day

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    I've never seen a queen strolling around in my...

    I've never seen a queen strolling around in my own hives into my 3rd year. But I spotted her there with no problem!
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    I keep a feed pan of water under a tree not far...

    I keep a feed pan of water under a tree not far from my hives. I leave a bath towel in the pan to wick the water and provid something that they can stand on while they drink. They prefer water that...
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    Option Three

    Take the strong hive to Mo and work the split in your back yard.
  14. If the bowl still has the original chili in it I...

    If the bowl still has the original chili in it I want the "buy it Now" price today.
  15. Was there brood in the nuc when it was delivered?...

    Was there brood in the nuc when it was delivered? If not, why the question about orientation flights?
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    If the bees are pointed toward the hive then they...

    If the bees are pointed toward the hive then they are orientation flights.
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    From East Tennessee I would look at Miller's. I...

    From East Tennessee I would look at Miller's. I like their personal service as well as the prices. They are in Western North Carolina so shipping should be pretty good.
  18. was hoping to get some input on dates that stuff...

    was hoping to get some input on dates that stuff blooms,

    This will give you an estimate of important bloom times. It comes from the NC Dept of Ag.
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  19. Thread: Apple trees

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    Stark Bros. Website

    http://www.starkbros.com/?fc=1

    In the description of each fruit will list the recomended harness zone range, the pollenators and the pollenating ability.

    Request a hard copy of the catalog for...
  20. Thread: Apple trees

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    pollenator

    Golden Delicious is know as the universal pollenator among apple trees.

    Stark Brothers Nursery has a wealth of information about fruit on their web site.

    And yes winesap does need another tree...
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    Coyote, Such an Optimist

    I appreciate your concern, Coyote. But, I don't think there is much concern about an invasive species overtaking the Sahara.

    The question is about domesticated vegetables, though. Not about...
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    Arid/Desert Gardening

    My DD 7 SIL are about to begin a term in the Peace Corps in Mauratania. They are asking my gardening advise with this e-mail:

    Agroforestry/environmental education Volunteers might
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    Crash Course

    You couldn't do much better than to read this site to get some good answers to many of your questions.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
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    Crawling Drones

    Every time I work my asparagus I see one or two drones crawling around in the bed. Not a lot, just one or two, but every time. My hives are only about 20' from the edge of the bed. Is this unusual?
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    Residual Bees From A Swarm

    I gathered a swarm from a tree on a residential property. I didn't get all the bees in my box. What can I tell the home owner about how long the remaining bees will hover around the swarm tree?
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