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  1. Thread: Grape Flowers

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    Grape Flowers

    Do honeybees work grape flowers? I don't see my bees visiting the grapes next to the hives but that doesn't mean anything. I can put my hives into several vineyards nearby but if my bees have to work...
  2. Thread: Cockroaches?

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    I think he meant Psychic. Take it easy big guy.

    I think he meant Psychic. Take it easy big guy.
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    I had a Lab that was stung in the face (I think...

    I had a Lab that was stung in the face (I think it was a yellow jacket or hornet that time) when she was a pup. Her head swelled up as big as a soccer ball but in time she was OK. After that she...
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    I have read Pollan's "Omnivore Dilemma" and I am...

    I have read Pollan's "Omnivore Dilemma" and I am partway through his newer book "In Defense of Food", which is why I initially posted my query (though not why I have sworn off of HFCS, but his...
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    Fructose Vs. Sucrose Sugar

    This is kind of a weird thought, but I have been avoiding high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) for most of my 43 years and I have tried to eliminate it from my kids' diet as well with very good success....
  6. Thread: Chestnut Honey

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    Sorry, I said Society and meant Foundation....

    Sorry, I said Society and meant Foundation. Thanks Ekrouse.

    Also, in regards to your comment about the chestnuts sold here, they are mainly grown overseas, China, Korea and Italy are the sources...
  7. Thread: Chestnut Honey

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    Believe me, I am well aware of the American...

    Believe me, I am well aware of the American chestnut die-off due to blight. I have 120 chestnut trees that are nearly 150 years old, including 3 that are American chestnuts. We are in California and...
  8. I am no expert, but I have been feeding my hives...

    I am no expert, but I have been feeding my hives with Megabee patties on top of the frames. The bees eat this stuff up faster than a football team at an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. I have 4 hives...
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    I don't really care for sweets in general let...

    I don't really care for sweets in general let alone honey, yet my one son loves honey as long as it is local, the other son is like me and doesn't care for sweets. My wife? I can't figure out what...
  10. Thread: Chestnut Honey

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    Chestnut Honey

    Anyone out there steal any Chestnut honey from your bees? I see imported Chestnut honey but never domestic. Also, if you do have bees in Chestnut orchards, do you know if there is a difference in...
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    My Dad lives in the "middle of town" of Santa...

    My Dad lives in the "middle of town" of Santa Cruz CA and he has plenty of skunks. (Both the black and white furry ones as well as the human kind)
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    Thanks, it's good to be aboard.

    Thanks, it's good to be aboard.
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    Hive Spacing and Moving an Observation Hive

    I have 4 hives that I need to move closer to home so I can keep a closer eye on them. They are not building up very well and natural food is not as available as I thought it would be this time of...
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