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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    Golden rod popping early everywhere around here. Next online is japanese bamboo!
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    there is some other uses of plantain; http://wellnessmama.com/4638/plantain-herb-profile/. it also excellence as a porcupine and woodchuck food! when you start to really look at the native stuff and...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Acebird, think about adding some forage radish seed next spring. the stuff helps break up the clay and digs deep and leaves behind good deep compost when it freezes off and dies over winter. i have...
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    Re: New split-bees hot!

    give them a few days- open the entrance- getting their house in order it sounds like!
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    NewBee- the rain was intense and very-very needed indeed! i am also seeing an incredible number of bees on the developing -already pollinated wild raspberry and blackberry and sumac. maybe they are...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    Going full tilt on linden-buckwheat-some remaining berry-birds foot-and tons of clover- no dearth in sight but need some rain.bm
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    Re: Bottom Board Building

    Ross, I HAVE USED YOUR design and they work great and are practically free with scrap 2x material. Thanks!
    You can also use a few passes on the table saw without taking the time to set up a dado,...
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    Re: Bee sting me under the veil

    I FEEL YOUR PAIN!
    -was working on the hives checking in after about 2 weeks, after a beautiful if cold night here. 45 degrees at night - and starting checking way too early at 900am. things were...
  9. Re: Any ideas for bee friendly hedge plantings in the midwest ?

    find some other beeks and walk around their area and see what the bees are on. probably a wide diversity makes sense so you might have flowers in spring summer and fall and mix it up and see what...
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    Re: Flowering tobacco

    Hey, how about for every tabacco plant you seed- plant some mint, maybe some catnip and you will have KOOL tasting honey! just a thought. B
  11. Re: What do you use for your tools at the bee yard?

    toss it all in a bushel basket- light and easy and vents it self to keep stuff dry. carries a ton. whatever works and good visibility to get to what you need without tool conflict. B
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    Re: Anyone harvest honey around July 4th?

    That should work, although with this late spring a week or two added might be prudent. If you have Japanese knotwood or bamboo in your area you will be amazed at how fast and how late they can lay on...
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    Re: Hive Top VS Bucket feeders

    ditto on the paint cans. they can be made well in advance an in large batches stored clean with no ants and anything bugging you, give a good steady supply as needed and i noticed compared to the...
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    Re: Queen Production Question

    Had the same issue last year with package. The queen was going through the motions-just a dancer. Do you have other hives you can pull a queen cell from and some brood? I waited too long. Replace her.
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    Re: Unbelievable queen laying like mad

    what are you going to do?
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    Re: Central NY Nectar Flow

    no expert but kinda looks like this. I am going out to give it a taste now?

    Garlic Mustard:
    garlic-mustard-jack-by-the-hedge
    Edible parts: Flowers, leaves, roots and seeds. Leaves can be eaten...
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    Re: Central NY Nectar Flow

    Leaves looks a lot like mugwort but not the flower. Whatever it is, it is treated as a weed around, and grows like mad here like so many other nectar providers. Someone will get it. Maybe re-post...
  18. Re: I scrape and reuse the wood frames - I must be introducing some "toxic" elements?

    Folks, so I am hearing soaking moldy frames and comb in a bleach solution A-OK thoroughly dried? Do you rinse with fresh water before drying? Have you noticed bees preferring other comb in same hive...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    5-8-14
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    dandelions
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    Re: drill holes in honey super?

    I have become more sensitive about drilling holes in any box, but in my area high snow fall is an issue and ventilation is always an issue, so I have used a 2 inch shim with a 5/8 hole and mount that...
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    Re: Bees on Maple

    magnificent!
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    skunk cabbage
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    skunk cabbage 04009
  24. alternative foundation for Kelley D frame with split bottoms

    Hello, I think I just got a pretty good deal on some deep WT Kelley D frame type-split bottoms using the wedge type top bars. They are unassembled, 15 years old and in great condition. Is anyone...
  25. Re: Framing made simple for 2014? NEW 18ga .25" up 1.5" stapler without compressor!?

    Ray, any experience with the HR stapler and other staple suppliers? Do they work well with main stream supply? thanks
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