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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Thanks for info. Next spring we are going to buy him some packages from a local guy and see how it goes where they are.
    I'm going to order the equipment for my buddy and it's going to be a...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    The two types of goldenrod in the pictures is there a common name for both . I know
    There are many different types.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    My friends son wants a couple of hives in SE Pa. Any recommendations expectations? I told him to start with 5 and see how it goes. I heard in Maryland/Delaware
    there is only a primary spring flow....
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    Sorry type-o

    Summer loosetrife and goldenrod poor so far.
    Italians are starving, colonies too big, splitting for nucs. Russians in better shape.
    Took super off and hit with a gallon of light...
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    Re: Fall Flow Is Starting

    My summer fall flow has been poor so far in all my yards but it seems to be very dry around. Lots of egg and and young brood and boiling with bees but WTH is all the nectar and honey? I'm glad I...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    The Clover is amazing this year and the weather has been fantastic.
  7. Re: Rosa Rugosa or Knock Out roses - do honey bees like them?

    Rugosa's they take pollen, Never got a Honey crop. The hips are tasty!
  8. Thread: Sunflowers

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    Re: Sunflowers

    How was the Alfalfa yield? I head its usually cut before the full blooms?
  9. Thread: Texas Drought?

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    Re: Texas Drought?

    I was wondering if anyone has notice an increase in absconding
    due to the drought? I had some Russians years ago that seem to
    not like extended periods of starvation and took off on me.
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    South Florida or South Texas

    I someone could choose to live in either place and keep bees which
    would be better for the beekeeping side, taking into account I guess
    real estate and Honey crop.
  11. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    Its funny i came upon this thread today. I stepped on a YJ nest underneath a pallet
    today and had a couple of dozen crawling up my pant leg all the way to my crotch.
    They stung me all the way up as...
  12. Thread: crimsom clover

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    Crimson clover

    The bees may work it but can you get a crop from it.
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    Apple blossom Honey

    I was wondering what Apple Blossom honey is like? I have a few
    hives in NH near a orchard and never kept track, just extracted
    everything in july.
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    Crown vetch

    Crown vetch is not used by honey bees so
    It is something else.
  15. Thread: Murphy's Law

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    Harvest

    Michael

    What was the main crop?

    The fall flow here was excellent this year! Spring was good also. Summer was lousy!!
    Did you see similar?

    mo
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    "Now, my question is, can both of these...

    "Now, my question is, can both of these adulterated forms of honey be detected in a laboratory? How? For example, if a bee eats sugar syrup (sucrose) and makes it "honey", doesn't it become...
  17. Thread: golden rod

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    GR Fantastic Flow

    Hives are really stinking it up with the GR nectar it's everywhere. It must be driving
    the Bears crazy. I have been seeing tracks around 1 of the fences but so far so good.
    It seems like a good...
  18. Thread: Milkweed

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    Monarchs

    I had 10 small caterpillars on a patch that hatched together. 1 week later they were all gone.
    I was reading that they are prey when they are young and not eaten after they eat allot of
    milkweed....
  19. Thread: Queen Balled

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    Requeening

    Russian bees seem to be the hardest to Requeen. My Italians and Carnis are so easy compared. I think they are fussy and need to be left alone. So many times I wanted to peak but now I know better...
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    Pile em High

    I thought I would do the same until I checked a few and found Queens laying in the top boxes
    in 2 of my cut-comb hives. It was beautiful Locust comb. I am still fuming over it. They replaced 2...
  21. Money

    There is more easy money with less work selling Bees and Equipment.
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    minty

    Linden can have a mint twang.
  23. Thread: Pesicide kills

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    Pesicide kills

    A couple of hives on a farm have bunches of bees all around the hive. They are still alive but look drunk. The farmer just planted Pumpkins from seed. It almost seems like they have been hit with...
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    Hot Weather

    I love it when it get hot, my bees seem to draw comb real
    quick. I hope its hot all week I need um to draw a few more
    boxes out for later.
  25. Thread: Red Propolis?

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    Red Propolis

    I have seen the same in New England. If you flake it off and burn it with a lighter
    it will sizzle and burn with a great smell. I'd like to know what it is too.
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