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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    My soil is clay too. It is rock hard when it is dry. I remember my 9hp troy bilt horse tiller bouncing and shooting forward everytime i tried to sink in the tines. I have a third tree that is no...
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    Re: My smoking experiment - a fluke?

    On Tuesday, I went to check on one hive to see if there was a queen. I did not use smoke. I took off the telescopic cover and no issue. But as soon I cracked the inner cover, they came out like...
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    Re: Tree suggestions for upstate NY

    Linden tree (Basswood),
    Sourwood is tricky to grow and rabbits seems to love them during the winter. Try black gum (tupelo). I hear Evodia tree breaks concrete. I have 3 of them, but they are not...
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    Maybe is a West coast East coast thing. Mine are very short and compact, I do wish they are a little taller. This is a year younger than the blooming tree 26744

    and this is a picture of the the...
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    Right now I only see the bloom and it has not blossom yet. I think by mid August it should blossom.
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    Re: Runny wild honey

    More likely stretching of the honey with water. Not unheard in 3rd world countries.
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    Re: Queen Anne's Lace

    Bees do work it occasionally. I have seen my bees on them but not regularly.
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    I am also trying to grow black gum (tupelo) and sourwood and they have been very difficult for me.
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    It is about 5-6 feet high and wide spread. After this bloom I will prune the lower branches. Very low maintenance and deers don't look at them in my area.
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    It is doing great. I have two more a year younger than this one. It is a kind of plant and forget type of tree. I got it from lazy SS farm out of Virginia, in a small pot. Deers don't bother them...
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    My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    Took me a about 4 years to see this tree bloom. I planted it as a 12" sapling.26702
  12. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Must of the black bear population in NJ are concentrated where I live, Sussex county NJ, the Vernon area. I don't know the statistics or bear population density for my area. All I know, seeing a...
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    Re: Walk away bees?

    If you don't have the vaporizer for OA, you can do a drip treatment. Basically, you dissolve certain amount of the OA crystals into a certain amount of 1:1, get a 5ml syringe and drip every seams. I...
  14. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Are you serious? How will the bear or any predator know the fence is dangerous? Bear cannot read your "High Voltage, Stay Away Sign". The only way they know it is dangerous is by licking or...
  15. Re: Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear fence!

    Did u bait the fence? With peanut butter or bacon? Also, bears are after not after the honey, they are after the broods. Honey is collateral treat.
  16. Re: Am I the only one who doesn't have capped honey in July?

    In NWNJ im doing pretty well. Im about to do my second harvest this weekend, but i basically turned my front and back yards
    into a pollinator sanctuary. The recent drought minimized my harvest,...
  17. Thread: I'am Done

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    Re: I'am Done

    I had 5 hives that went queenless, one of them had laying workers. So, I places frames with fresh eggs and broods. They built queen cells, I checked 3 weeks later, no queen in neither of them. I...
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    Re: Remedy for a nuc with a laying worker?

    I was able to put a single frame of fresh eggs, opened and capped broods in a single box with a laying worker and they made a queen. Now she is rebuilding the once doomed colony.

    Do it as an...
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    Bees Getting Ready To Swarm

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    This hive is getting ready to swarm. It is overcast and humid with a threat of thunderstoms and yet these bees are gathering out side the hive. I think they haven't swarmed yet because it...
  20. Thread: drone cells

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    Re: drone cells

    Can you swapped a frame from the problem hive with those of a healthy hive that has open broods and eggs? This will stop the worker layers and allow the workers to create a new queen. Don't expect...
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    Re: Main Honey Flow Plants/Trees

    This year the black locust trees in my area did not bloom at all. I have 3 trees in my yard and only one had 2 rosettes. Bummer. Knockweed? I have never seen my bees on them. Maybe they do it...
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    Re: To requeen or not to requeen

    Were you able to remove broods and eggs? If so, just let them make their own queen. Give the workers time to readjust the colony before a queen start mass producing.
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    Re: Inner Cover...Notch Up Or Notch Down?

    I think, the deeper side is for winter and the other shallower side is for summer. If you leave the deeper side during the summer, the bees will build it up with wax.
  24. Thread: Horsemint?

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    Re: Horsemint?

    When I feed my bees in the fall and spring, I make a tea of all the mints I have in my yard: bee balm (different varieties), mountain mint, chocolate mint, catmint, lemon mint, Russian sage, hyssop...
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    Re: Supering with an Imirie shim

    If I use a shim, I put it on top of the inner cover, or otherwise the bees will make a nightmare of a mess. I already see them building between the brood box and the medium super and every time I...
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