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    Re: Candy in queen cages

    Walter Kelley sells Nulomoline Syrup in 1 and 5 gallon sizes.
  2. Thread: New Member

    by BeeAware
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome aboard!

    bees@mysite.com
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    Re: Orchard Mason Bees

    I'm not sure what zone you are in but in my area mason bees love Pieris Japonica, Red Bud, Winter Honeysuckle and Dandelions. They also will work plants in the mustard family such as turnips, rape,...
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    Re: Orchard Mason Bees

    Just a quick update for this season. The mason bee natal tubes will begin to ship in early January, 2012 and continue thru February according to the destination. See previous post regarding the care...
  5. Re: Last word on crimson clover and crown vetch - Question ?

    Crimson clover is a good source for bees in my area along with White Dutch. With this said, Ball clover beats the other clovers. In most areas clovers should be seeded in the fall.

    bees@mysite.com
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    Re: can bee's eat Brown sugar?

    Stick to regular table sugar. It is best for the bees.
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    Re: how many bees in a tube?

    Like you said it varies from bee to bee and from season to season. Forage availability and weather are large factors. With my own mason bees I've seen as few as 5 cocoons and as many as 13 cocoons...
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    Re: What variety of soybeans has a purple bloom?

    In the hot and humid summer months of Alabama, buckwheat is a fickle nectar producer. It does much better where the days are warm and the nights are cool such as in the northeast. Here it will...
  9. Thread: Sunflowers?

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    Re: Sunflowers?

    The best sunflowers that I have found for honeybees is the annual Lemon Queen sunflower. The perennial sunflower by the same name is not so good.
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    Re: Swarms up the, you know what.

    I've already recovered more swarms thus far than all season last year. Almost out of spare equipment already. Ever time there is a warm sunny day that follows several rainy days, the swarms come.
  11. Re: Alabama Beeks: How are you doing after the tornadoes?

    My area of extreme North Alabama was hard hit on Wednesday. Couldn't work today due to no power so I checked all my bee hives and had no damage to them. Lots of trees, power lines and buildings...
  12. Re: Newly Hived Swarm: Is care different from package?

    Sounds like you are doing all the right things. My experience is that if they stay put for two nights, they are not likely to leave. If I install a swarm on foundation only with no drawn combs or...
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    Re: Hedge for an apiary

    I'd also vote for Boxwood, particularly the small leaf variety.
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    Re: breeding queen by scratching worker comb

    The method works well as long as you destroy larvae next to the cells you wish to rear queens in. Otherwise, they will be connected together making the removal of queen cells difficult. You can also...
  15. Thread: Cotton Seed

    by BeeAware
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    Re: Cotton Seed

    I work for a firm that sells tons of cotton seed. I could probably collect a pound or two from the seed treatment line when we start running cotton seed.
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    Re: Bee Float Sugar Syrup

    Guess it depends on what type feeding you are doing. When I open feed in the beeyard, I buy the round styrofoam tube pipe insulation and cut into round sections and float a few of these in the syrup....
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    Re: Bumblebee nest material

    Upholstery cotton is an ideal nesting material. I use it in all my bumbus homes.
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    Re: Small Garden..Mason the way?

    Keep in mind that mason bees are early spring pollinators. They are great on fruit trees and early blooming plants but mine are all gone before the veggie garden is in bloom. My masons are active...
  19. Thread: Bee Report

    by BeeAware
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    Re: Bee Report

    Same here today with temps in the 60's. Its a good feeling to find live bees and lots of honey stores in late January. All the best.

    bees@mysite.com
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    Re: bees are alive

    Fed all mine today and so far they look good. Got a couple more days before the next cold spell. Hope everyone's bees are OK.
  21. Thread: Arkansas Bees

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    Re: Arkansas Bees

    Around here they are working Dandelions. A few places have maples in bloom also.
  22. Re: Can someone help me understand what I'm seeing here...?

    Usually when bees are found dead with heads into cells, it means they died of starvation. Check the amount of food stores and feed if needed while temps are warm enough.
  23. Thread: White Tupelo

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    Re: White Tupelo

    I think the white tupelo is Nyssa Ogeche also known as Ogeechee Lime. Try tytyga.com for seedlings.
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    Re: Catching swarms - the odds?

    You can get swarms with no traps at all. Just let people know that you will remove swarms from their property and you'll get several. I get more bees each spring than I need.
  25. Thread: Catch swarm

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    Re: Catch swarm

    You can get swarm calls by placing your name on a list with local police, extension offices etc and by placing a notice in the local paper letting people know that you are willing to remove swarms....
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