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  1. Thread: Black Locust!

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    Re: Black Locust!

    Black locust is a good source of some tasty honey here; if the spring has average temps and decent amount of rain. My 2 bee tree seedlings did not survive the winter. I planted a few pussy willows...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    1st swarm here 60 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
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    Re: Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Jeyster

    Yes; it took about 20 minutes of smoking and a bunch scoops, as they were solidly on the trunk and not a branch. I got them in a deep nuc , and placed a quart of 1;1 syrup on...
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    Animal husbandry success - Yea

    Basically started from scratch in 2014. I got all my comb wiped out by wax moths, due to my negligence and a poor queen. I bought a package April 2014 and split it in early June 2014. I brought them...
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    Re: My Little Bee Bee tree!

    Good for you neither of mine survived last winter here in Indiana- Bummer
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    Re: Tragedy Strikes the BeeBee Tree World

    sorry to here that
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    I split a package and started off 2014 with no comb thanks to wax moths in 2013. I pulled both thru the winter here in SW Indiana in single deeps and came out with 5 seams of bees in each hive.
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    Re: Confirmed bee plants

    I planted some crimson clover here in my part of, SW Indiana , 2 small patches on heavy grey clay 2 yrs ago. I planted one patch on the east side of my barn that got wind protected and 1/2 a day of...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Thank you mgolden
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Just a name I thought up across alot of message boards, made it easy to remember .
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    Re: Oxalic Acid question

    Does anyone know what is the lowest temp the " dribble " method should be used at , maybe 50 degrees F.

    regards
    Brad
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    Re: Ever try this brand?

    I went with prairie moon nursery out of Minnesota this year , a perennial bee garden. I have the seeds in the fridge now in moist sand. I choose rose milkweed, fireweed, butterfly weed, Joe pye...
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    Re: Bradsbees in Southern IN.

    Welcome Brad , I am a little more than an hour north of you and Hoosier Brad beek also Good luck
  14. Any input on Kelley 2014 package Russian queens

    How did last yrs Russian package queens fare in the Midwest ? Are there improvements in the Russian stock from the breeders where Kellys' buys as compared to 5 or 6 yrs ago ?

    Thank You
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I build everything else except the hive bodies/frames. I just wait till some company has free shipping and order ahead
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    My Better bee jacket/veil combo has been good for me for 8 seasons. I have never been stung thru it ,generous sizing also . I would buy another
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    Re: plastic vs wax foundation

    Plastic with wood for me -
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    Alternative hive body coatings

    Has anyone tried using white Flex Seal spray or any other alternative coating other than usual paint, stain or hot- dipping ?
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    Re: Best Aster variety for the Midwest

    Thanks for the replies

    Before I started researching asters I thought all varieties were perennials. I was wrong many are annuals.
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    Best Aster variety for the Midwest

    I am looking for a good variety for a bee friendly flower garden I am building , any varieties to stay away from or that are recommended ?



    Thanks

    Brad
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    Re: Preferred nectar sources

    I germinated a whole pack of joe pye seeds got one plant. Failed to read the pack; it benefits from cold stratification lesson learned
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    The 2 seedlings have doubled in size and are doing well . I will transplant them in late august to their permanent spot. Seems the seedlings were root bound and needed more sunlight
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Well not much to lose. I will just transplant them in larger pots and hit them with Alaska fish fert ; they are getting solid amounts of rain, and if not good well water

    Thanks for the replies
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    Re: Any input on caring for Bee Tree seedlings

    Well I set my containers out in the garden with 12 plus hours and sun, and well nothing, have not grown 1/2 in 2 weeks
  25. Re: Warm Season Plantings to Offset Summer Dirth

    I second the buckwheat. In my experience ; it will germinate with only 2x rains of 1/4 inch, and it needs very little rain after that. The bees will work it when it is humid and early in the morning...
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