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    Re: Another tree ID request

    Marcus is correct. Japanese Tree Lilac. (Syringa reticulata)
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    Re: North Carolina

    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    3-30-16 Very large swarm (2 deeps) moved into empty boxes. Sunny, 75 degrees

    4-1-16 Large swarm (1 deep, 1 shallow) moved into empty boxes. Cloudy, 75 degrees

    Both...
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    Re: Forage observations

    I have not honeybees active on it, but being a member of the Aster family of plants, it's possible. Baccharis flowers in late Sept/ early October in North Carolina, and a week or two later in...
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    Re: Name this flower

    [QUOTE=Orion7;1334340]Anyone know what these are called? They are every where here in southern Ohio, and they bees are all over them. Look like miniature daises.

    Based on the pic and the time of...
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    Re: Timothy? vs Goldenrod

    purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) It is very invasive in the NE and somewhat so in the South. You may not want it growing anywhere on your property.
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    Re: Timothy? vs Goldenrod

    Timothy grass has rather nice purple blue flower before the pollen anthers open.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/tralamander/7515213048
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    Re: Unique loquat trees

    I get a little too cold for them to flower well here. If I can grow it in a sheltered location it may flower once a decade, but never set fruit. Enjoy!
  8. Re: Targeting Nectar Producing Plants to Compensate for Summer Dirth

    Your plant looks like Tall Boneset (Eupatorium altissimum ). It is related to Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum).

    False Boneset is similar in appearance to Tall Boneset. However, it grows...
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    Re: Identify tree currently in Bloom?

    It's Kalopanax pictus, commonly called Castor-leaved Aralia. It's from Asia and is becoming invasive in the NE US.
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    Re: What is this insect?

    I believe it's a five banded tiphiid wasp. Nice find.
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    Re: bee forage for dearth

    At this point, I'd save my money from buying seed and buy cane sugar if they need some help. Plan now for planting mustard and sweet yellow clover in the Fall. It's a good time of year to kill...
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    Re: Is this some type of privett?

    Heteromeles arbutifolia, commonly known as Toyon
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    Re: Identify tree currently in Bloom?

    ok, then it's the closely related L. lucidum.

    from wiki..."Ligustrum lucidum is an evergreen tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) tall and broad."
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    Re: Identify tree currently in Bloom?

    Wax-leaf ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum)
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    Re: Spraying for Ticks/Lawn Ferilizer

    [QUOTE=Westhill;1251396] So far no people have gotten it, but apparently they've found ticks there that have it in their system. [QUOTE]

    No cases have been found in CT, but there have been 64...
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    Re: Small Burnett

    I have no experience, but USDA cites... "Small burnet attracts bees (Ogle, 2011b) and is rated moderate as a honeybee food in New Zealand (Fryer, 2008)."

    "Bees are very active in seed fields when...
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    Re: Bush ID?

    I got it now, it's Cornus mas also known as “Cornelian Cherry”.

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    https://soulsbyfarm.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/cornus-mas-corneliancherry-dogwood-in-bloom.jpg
  18. Thread: Bush ID?

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    Re: Bush ID?

    Looks like Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) to me.
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    Re: Yoshino or Kwanzan Cherry better for bees?

    The Yoshino's are the way to go here if you are looking to attract pollinator's. They produce pollen and nectar.

    The Kwanzan Cherry is grown only for it's numerous showy flowers. It does not...
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    Re: Scarifying goldenrod and aster seed.

    Scarification is not needed for these seeds.

    Assuming that all the seeds are viable (unlikely in these species), you can expect a 40-50% germination rate by doing nothing and planting in...
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    Re: What happened to my bees?

    It seems they ate all the honey, and starved to death. When was the last time you saw 100+ lbs of honey stored for the winter? A population that large can consume a lot of honey when they are active.
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    Re: What to do about Grasshoppers?

    CBoggs-Never had any problems with it around the bees. Because it is a naturally occuring bacteria that is host specific, it only affects the family Acrididae (grasshoppers), not Apidae (bees).
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    Re: I am so conflicted

    Herbicide effectiveness depends on 1 ) adequate plant contact; 2) absorption by plants; 3) translocation (i.e. movement) within the plants to the site of action, without deactivation; and 4) toxic...
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    Re: Please identify this wildflower for me!:-)

    It looks like Cressleaf Groundsel (Packera glabella) to me.
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    Re: Red Buckwheat

    The buckwheat's in this thread is referring to the native California buckwheats. They only grow in very specific climates mainly in Southern California, but some other areas in the SW may be able to...
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