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    Re: Hello from Indiana

    Welcome Josh- I am 30 miles west of Bloomington off hwy 46 - good luck with your bees and chickens
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    Re: Weak hive late season

    Good luck on that , my weak hive that I thought was turned ,around got robbed out and absconded . First time for that , now going into the first fall in 7 yrs with no honeybees
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    Re: Central Indiana GoldenrodBlooming

    Some early golden rod has been in bloom here for 2 weeks - but so dry. Someones bees are in my yard still trying to work what is left of the white dutch clover. Several species of trees here are...
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    Re: Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    I saved 16 of the seeds for next spring- guess I will give it a go and see if it works

    Thanks for the replies and links
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    Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    I have had 8 evodia seeds in the refrigerator for 35 days now. I have about 70 days average, to first frost here. Should I try and give them a go and plant them now or just wait till next spring ?
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    Re: Absolute minimum size for a hive entrance?

    Hmm depends on the size of the bees, and if drones are needed for breeding . I have that size entrance on a hive till it gets to full 7 frames of bees in a deep- makes for a busy entrance . I would...
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    Re: Buckwheat Harvesting

    Leonard:
    I would try alfalfa . I never seemed to do well with sweet yellow, crimson clover worked well and reseeded itself. I just buy whatever buckwheat the co-op has and planted...
  8. Re: A question on using Mediums for honey supers and frame spacing

    Thanks for the replies
  9. A question on using Mediums for honey supers and frame spacing

    I have 10 frame mediums I want to super with. I have a uncapping knife and scratcher. Any advantage of 8 frames spacing over 9, for extraction and cutting cappings ? I have always done 10...
  10. Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    Beepro

    I will planting some buckwheat in my veggie garden as soon as the first dry spell hits, which will be soon. Buckwheat doesnt do well there
  11. Re: Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    I have some golden rod there and across the road ; it is really varaible in its yield . I try and find some common privet at a local nursery
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    Thanks for the replies

    Ben, which variety of privet- seems to be quite a few ?
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    Re: High Queen Failure this Spring

    I had 2 hives fail to requeen themselves with adequate drones last season and 1 this spring, and this was a hive with 14 frames of bees in 2 deeps .
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    Re: Can you split a first-year package

    As far south as you are, I would split : the above post pretty much covers it all . 1 medium in your area I would guess would be plenty ,but I am a Yankee
  15. Best honeybee plant or shrub for heavy, wet grey clay ??????

    West side of my barnyard is heavy,wet ,grey clay, sweet yellow clover and crimson struggle and so does alfalfa .

    Anyone have any ideas, suggestions ?
  16. Thread: Crimson clover

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    Re: Crimson clover

    My second yr crimson clover came and went by the 2nd week of June, and we are running 2 weeks later than normal . White dutch works better for me
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    Re: Metal or Wood Bound Queen Excluders?

    Yea, my plastic one is junk- I like metal
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    Re: Grafting, shaky hands and marginal sight

    Good job Richard - I use photobucket to post photo , an account is free
  19. Re: Need input for Beek with one large laying working hive and mated queen on the way

    I looked thru the top deep really well for any sign of eggs or larvae, smoked the bees down really hard down into the bottom deep and placed a queen excluder between the boxes after I reversed...
  20. Thread: First Graft

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    Re: First Graft

    Good job
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    Re: Two Hive Bodys or One Body

    In theory yes, but something might happen between then and now, plus your losing1 brood cycle of workers during this time. I am no old timer, but I havent ever killed a queen on inspection
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    Re: NWC Carniolan good for zone 7?

    I like the queens I get from Tim A. at Honeyrun in Ohio . I am zone 5 and I like the way they go thru winter, did a side by side compairson with Italian cross hive, and the NWC consumed 30% less...
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    Re: Laying Worker - What next?

    Good for you Tristan, I am going through this myself, but I didnt have any other hives with eggs. I built a large queen introduction cage, so far so good, will know for sure wensday - congrats
  24. Queen introduction cage failed but queen was alive and well ??

    I made a queen introduction cage Thursday, even put some wood around the edges , and placed the laying queen and attendants in and installed. When I opened it today, 20-30 bees were inside with...
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    Re: What is your bees' favorite flower?

    Black locust spring, white clover late spring and early summer, not much if anything around here after that . I dont know about the money thing ?
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