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  1. Re: Yellowwood, Kentucky yellow-wood, Gopherwood, Virgilia?

    That's from one source, though more reliable than some, and I'm wondering if anyone here has direct experience with Yellowwood.



    Yes, and privately we can plant that tree in our yards and...
  2. Yellowwood, Kentucky yellow-wood, Gopherwood, Virgilia?

    Yellowwood was chosen as the 2015 'Urban Tree of the Year' by the Society of Municipal Arborists, and a local tree guy has suggested it could be a bee-friendly tree. Apparently it's not very common,...
  3. Thread: Hackberry?

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    Hackberry?

    I'm drawing up a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for our area — S.E. Pennsylvania, southern N.J., Delaware and the region.

    One tree I thought I had 'discovered' which is pollinator-friendly...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfVs0TVmYDI

    Actually, Andrzej Tenus is in Poland, and he had his Polish viewers in mind when he made the video, as he explains in the comments on the Youtube page....
  5. Re: Trees for bees, Mid-Atlantic region, especially street trees

    The best way to understand our project is to put it alongside efforts everywhere in the country to improve the forage for honey bees. At our last bee club meeting we saw an online powerpoint/audio...
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    Re: Wind pollination...

    Okay... As it turns out, the book was published in 1918! That's okay. I ordered it. Wicwas Press is a good group of people and they deserve our business. This book might even be the best information...
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    Re: Wind pollination...

    Oh, the city environment's not so bad. There are stresses, of course. For trees planted between the sidewalk and the street definitely there are limitations. I think the main limit is on softwood...
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    Re: Wind pollination...

    Part of my understanding comes from realizing that honeybees are opportunistic foragers, moochers who take advantage of pre-existing relationships between certain plant species and certain insect...
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    Re: Wind pollination...

    In a practical sense my question is, why wasn't I able to find this sort of information before, when I searched Beesource for it? And why didn't I stumble upon it sooner when I searched the web and...
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    Re: Wind pollination...

    I'm feeling my way along, here. I have mostly questions and I appreciate your help in clarifying them. Thanks for the example of stag-horn sumac. Do the male flowers produce pollen and the female...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Maybe the word should be 'native' (to Australia), and the flow hive is an introduced species elsewhere? (Not calling it an "invasive," of course. :lookout: )
  12. Re: Trees for bees, Mid-Atlantic region, especially street trees

    You mean the tulip poplars, right? I looked for information about poplars and found they're in the Populus family (including cottonwoods, aspens, etc.) which are mainly wind-pollinated. Tulip poplars...
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    Wind pollination...

    I'm compiling a complete list of bee-friendly trees for our area, and I started to wonder about the other trees... What about the oaks, the birches, the hornbeams and the hophornbeams, etc.?
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  14. Re: Trees for bees, Mid-Atlantic region, especially street trees

    That's an excellent point, something to keep in mind. I've started a facebook group on the topic, for anyone with an interest in this topic.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/191211807880030/
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  15. Trees for bees, Mid-Atlantic region, especially street trees

    I'm compiling a list of trees that can be planted here in Philadelphia to increase forage for our bees. I'm working off a list of trees that the City of Philadelphia (Dept of Parks & Recreation) has...
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    Re: Triangle bee escapes in a wheelbarrow

    I never heard of a "triangle bee" before... And how does it manage to escape in a wheelbarrow? :lookout:
  17. Re: Why do trucks keep spilling swarms of honeybees onto US highways?

    People who know nothing about beekeeping often ask, "But isn't there some way to trap the bees that get loose in a wreck like that?"

    My thought has always been that if they haven't swarmed, and...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    What factory worker? :scratch:

    I think 5-7 years is a good run, and to be expected for anything built of plastic and sold for a reasonable price -- or perhaps higher, but not totally outrageous...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Don't forget that spring in Australia starts right about now. So they announced in February toward the end of their summer, brought the first frames out during their winter, and are cranking up...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Good information. Thanks! :thumbsup:



    Also helpful info. It's about what would be expected. I'm sure those who've bought the Chinese product are having trouble getting it to work.
  21. Re: Where does it most hurt to be stung? M Smith researched the question, scientifica

    Would you believe that Michael Smith did that? And he rates that pain at 7.3, less than the upper lip, 8.7, and the nostril, 9.0. Of course that was the "dorsal aspect" and maybe he didn't try the...
  22. Where does it most hurt to be stung? M Smith researched the question, scientifically!

    The "Ig Nobel" prizes for 2015 were awarded last night, and two scientific studies involving honey bee stings were recognized.

    Justin Schmidt's Sting Pain Index has long been noted by connoisseurs...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I didn't say that there aren't other people who like to bicker. It comes with the territory. For me the question is whether I can overlook the bickering and learn something from those who want more...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I've been wondering when the new Flow Forum might appear. Ordinary people are starting to use the Flow™ frames.

    There's a fair number of people in Beesource who've been paying attention and won't...
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    Re: OA Vaporizer Heat Gun

    That seems like a lot of heat to be pumping into a hive in the colder months of the year. I guess you don't argue with success. If it works, it works. But...
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