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    Re: Can a 1x10 board work for deeps?

    Fusion, do you have a phone number for the Amish guy?
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    Re: Spruce Woodenware

    Fusion, where do you get your cypress? I'm in Bham and I can't find it. Thanks
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    Re: Hello from Petersburg, VA

    Good luck! This is a great site. Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you think they are dumb. Lots of good advise but be prepared to get several different answers to the same question
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    Bee plant question

    Would I be safe in assuming that plants marketed as attractive to butterflies would also be attractive to bees?
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    Re: December in Southern VA

    Any idea what they are bringing in?
  6. Re: Treatment Free Or Not to Be? - One Person's Internal Debate

    Mr Collins, your comments appear to be well thought out and your minimalist approach is what I am trying to do. My only question or disagreement is with the idea that the hive must be manipulated to...
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    Re: Bulbs for bees?

    I just bought 64 grape hyacinth bulbs on Amazon for $12. Seems cheap to m
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    Re: Bulbs for bees?

    Look on line for cheap bulbs
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    Re: Bulbs for bees?

    Most bulbs can be planted in early spring and still bloom. It may be a little later than it should be though
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    Re: Bulbs for bees?

    Thanks for the replies. I bought a bunch of crocus bulbs for this year. I'll add some of the others next year. Too bad about daffodils they are my favorite flower
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    Bulbs for bees?

    I'm pretty sure bees utilize crocus. Are there any other flowers from bulbs that bees frequent? I'd like to plant some bulbs this winter and figured I might as well plant something the bees will...
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    Re: dandelions blooming

    My bees are bringing in pollen from somewhere. Also saw a bee on a dandelion bloom in my yard earlier this week.
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    Pollen question

    I was watching my bees yesterday and saw lots of bright yellow pollen coming in. Any idea what it could be?
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    Re: Possible Hive Design

    Check Michael Bush's website (ad to the right on this page). He recommends different width bars for brood & honey. Also, I believe he says to have a hive about 4 ft long.
  15. Re: How much honey should you leave on the hive for your area?

    That would be great info to have! Do you have any interest in getting data from top bar hives also?
  16. Thread: Stores

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    Stores

    It has been in the 70's the past few days so I fed my hives(2) some 5-3 syrup. One hive gulped down in a day but the other hive has only taken about half of there's Is this an indication that one...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    Swamp, I make my boxes using butt joints, yellow wood glue and screws using a Kreg jig. These joints are stronger than the wood itself. They will NOT break. If u aren't familiar with the Kreg jig...
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    Re: Hive Location Suburban Backyard

    My hives are in a suburban back yard. They are about 15 ft from my deck & about 10 ft below it. They have a 5ft wooden fence on two sides and chain link fence on the other two sides. They fly up and...
  19. Re: Question for beeks in the Deep South

    Thanks for the replies. That's what I thought but I wanted some confirmation
  20. Question for beeks in the Deep South

    I'm a first year beek in bham al. We will have days at or above 70 degrees every month. Can I open my hives on sunny days with temps in the 70's regardless of the month? Purpose would be to check...
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    Re: Problem with fondant

    Just a guess but maybe you could put it in an oven at a low temp
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    Re: Question about feral bee trees

    Thanks for the replies. That's what I was hoping. Found a tree where I hunt. Other club members said it had an active hive this summer but last weekend I only saw a few bees coming and going. ...
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    Question about feral bee trees

    If feral bees use a hollow tree for a home and the hive dies out for some reason, it it more likely that another swarm will move in?
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    Nematode question

    Has anyone used nematodes for small beatle control? If so, how quickly do they work? Thanks
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    Re: hive box - experimental joint

    I didn't fill them at all
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