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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    I also read somewhere that drumming alerted the surrounding beeyard inhabitants in old Europe that a swarm had issued from ones hive and the drumming conveyed ownership until retrieval of the swarmed...
  2. Re: Triangle bee escape & dead bees on inner cover

    you might have had a rush to the exit on inner cover or blockage. I think the Hawkster has it right. B
  3. Re: Showering with my girls while removing supers

    great narrative- having fun yet?
  4. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    many pollen types are fine and wind borne. got as magnifying glass or loupes? B
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    Re: Counterfeit money

    What was he ...a half a loon?
  6. Re: Questions from new beekeeper- Comments welcome! (Pics included)

    Ohio- Your first year expectation might be too much. starting with packages I would suspect and be happy with 2 hives that were 2 deep going into the winter. any honey in supers would be a real...
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    Re: Inspection today and need some help.

    now that's funny -don't care who you are! Not the moths-definitely not funny- the Fred zeppelin line!
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    reminds me of a woody allen movie....everything you always wanted to know.....
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    Re: Overwintering options? "Indoors?"

    Shinbone speaks the truth. Cant predict the weather- count on the worst and prepare-maybe you will be surprised. What did other folks in your area, that had better over winter survival do? Good luck!...
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    Re: Nature's Brutality

    If I were a drone I would want to die in the air with my boots on....if you know what I mean!!
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    Re: Yellow jacket hanging around hive

    Interesting drone removal squad! I think a few around are normal and if more start showing up you might start with a entrance reducer but keep in mind you probably have a good flow going on now with...
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    Re: Russian Sage

    beautiful resolution and bravo!
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    Re: The joys of buckwheat

    DO ANY OF YOU FOLKS put on a winter cover cover over the buckwheat. planted some last spring and still going strong but starting to seed now. I would like to get a good cover crop started- thinking...
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    has anyone every used the valves that come in a home brew 5-6 gallon fermentation bucket. i am trying to kill 2 birds and know it will take longer?
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    Re: plants bee like

    looks lot like white bee balm- bergamot--bumble bees love It honey bees cant get deep enough. hummingbirds thrive on it!
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    Re: Barely any honey in hive

    Newbee you should have a bloom going on now in the three majors in NE- goldenrod, bamboo and asters going on. if you have a hive with good comb, a few bees and some queen cells you will be surprised...
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    Re: Barely any honey in hive

    i think the drone population like may things, is hive specific. i have strong thriving hives kicking the beer guzzlers out the door and i have hives that swarmed raising new ones. going to need them...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    propane flame thrower with hose/water supply to contain fire spread or dilution of vinegar sprayed on leaves will work.
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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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