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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    I have been using H. Indica for many years and some of my hives are in shade all day. Even in bad months I rarely see more than 5-6 SHB in a hive. I am totally convinced on the beneficial nematodes....
  2. Thread: SHB Explosion

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    Re: SHB Explosion

    Another consideration is nematodes from Southeastern Insectaries. I have been treating my ground with them for two years and with eight hives have seen maybe ten beetles all year- YMMV:).
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    Re: Free seeds

    Johng,
    Just got around to planting those last seeds you sent to me, thanks again. Someone asked what type of Tupelo they are and I realized I do not know, so I will ask you. Do you know what type of...
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    Re: Bees landing on my hand

    ...but the deer will
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    Re: SHB trap - new thing on the market (australia)

    I have been using beneficial nematodes (H. Indica) and have seen a total of less than 15 hive beetles all season in six hives.
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    Re: Home-made Uncapping Tank

    According to this site: http://ecovillagegreen.com/1812/what-are-safe-plastic-numbers-to-use/
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    The absolute safest plastic numbers, especially for storing food, are:


    #2, HDPE, a usually...
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    Re: Inexpensive bee suits

    Ah, got it!
    Is the suit hot?
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    Re: Inexpensive bee suits

    They must have realized their mistake. Only the pants are $40 now.
  9. Thread: Free seeds

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    Re: Free seeds

    Sorry to hear about that. I still have some more raintree seeds if you need more. Mine are about 5-6 inches tall now. I have about 16 beebee sprouts.
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    Re: Free seeds

    My beebee trees are finally beginning to sprout this week after about a month in the peat pots. Still no tupelo though. Hoping hot weather will get them started.
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    Re: I think they are going to swarm!

    I have already taken a split from it.
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    Re: I think they are going to swarm!

    What did the swarm look like as it left the hive? I am asking because this past Sunday, a beautiful day, I saw what was hundreds of bees flying around the front of the hive. It lasted at least 30...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    Tulip Poplar
    This tree is always an early bloomer compared to Tulip Poplars nearby. Biggest nectar flow in this area.
  14. Thread: Free seeds

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    Re: Free seeds

    Interesting. I dug one up and it had not started to sprout. I took the raisin-like cover off the see and replanted. Do you start them with to cover on or off? We have kept them quite moist since I...
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    Re: Free seeds

    Johng,
    I have potted the tupelo seeds in peat pots for about a month now and nothing has emerged. How long does it take for them to germinate from your experience? I have had them inside under grow...
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    Re: Cypress vs White Cedar

    Actually your website is what made me think of the question. I had been looking for a source of cypress and looking through you site made me rethink. Like I said above, I do not have a source for...
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    Cypress vs White Cedar

    I looked for a thread on this so if I missed it please excuse me. I was thinking of building hive bodies and have read about cypress and white cedar. Not sure about the cost around Atl, Ga for either...
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    Re: Will Sugar Water spoil?

    You can also use honey b healthy that has essential oils to keep the sugar water from fermenting or growing mold.
    You can also find recipes for it here too.
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    Re: Chickens and bees?

    How do they know the difference between good and bad comb?:)
  20. Thread: Redbud

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    Redbud

    We have a tree here in Atlanta that I have heard it called a Redbud. It has a a purple small flower and is used as an ornamental. I had heard bees like and they are in bloom now. I stopped by one...
  21. Thread: Free seeds

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    Re: Free seeds

    Johng,
    I put the tupelo seeds in the little peat pots about a week and a half ago. I don't have any seedlings coming up yet but I do have a lot of what looks like white fungus growing above where...
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    Re: Free seeds

    I checked my raintree peat pots this evening and two plants are emerging. I planted them on 3/6 so it has been nine days for these first two to come up. Also of note, the ones that came up are from...
  23. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    :D
  24. Thread: Borage

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    Borage

    Does anyone know if borage is "deer-safe"? That is to say- will deer leave it alone while it is coming up and blooming? We have more deer than bees sometimes around here. One of our neighbors feeds...
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    Re: New to Tennessee & the SHB

    I have not had a terrible problem with SHB here in GA but enough to keep me on my toes. I am going to try spraying some nematodes on the ground around my hives to see if that helps. The Univ of GA...
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