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    Re: Cone trap out bees getting back in

    I wouldn't use spray foam. I used it on a troublesome trap out. Bees have chewed through it several times.

    My troublesome trap out is an old house with cedar shingles under layers of standard...
  2. Re: A break for the bees-Geniticly altered flowers for nectar

    Very interesting.
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    Re: Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    Smoke. Definitely.
    Last year I had 10 supers in the garage. It was an absolutely beautiful day so I decided to extract honey with the door open. Well after a couple hours a couple bees had turned...
  4. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    I am fascinated by discussions of "bee plants" and what differentiates major & minor nectar producers. I dug up this explanation from "American Honey Plants" by Frank Chapman Pellet.:

    "There are...
  5. Re: Florida beekeepers and citrus growers will meet September 18 in Lake Alfred

    Good luck! I hope there is progress.
  6. Thread: Bluebeard, WOW!

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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    Well I am certainly intrigued! I don't find it listed as a major or minor nectar producer but I sure like the color & with so many comments it is worth consideration. Does anyone know if the...
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    Re: Tired of my lawn.

    Birds foot trefoil.
  8. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    How close to the hives do you plant it?
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Black Locust? A neighboring property has 50 acres of Honey locust that I will be putting hives on next year even though they are listed as a minor nectar producer. I look forward...
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Are you referring to Pipal or Polar? I don't either listed as a major or minor nectar source. Osage Orange either. Does your experience differ?
  11. Re: Suggestions for non-toxic wood filler/repair putty for damaged supers

    For smaller rot spots i scrape out the rot then use Durhams wood putty. Sand if needed. Try to consider time. My time is valuable. New supers can be purchased for under $10. Once painted will last a...
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    Re: Should I try and plant Bee tree seeds now

    When you say "several years" would that be 3 to 5 years?
  13. Thread: broken frames

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    Re: broken frames

    Have a look at frame savers from Mann lake or other suppliers.

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=mannlake&Screen=SRCH&sType=1&Search=frame+repair#!HD-640/1/
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    Re: suggestions on a planting around my bee yard!

    I've asked this question too. See: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?286411-Lavender-amp-Coriander-(Cilantro)-for-Mite-control Would love to know more.
  15. Re: Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    What about planting Thyme around the hives?
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    Re: Stocks Pollinator Mix

    I got a reply from Stocks. They have great customer service! Here it is:

    Hi Don,

    Our pollinator mix was put together with the intent to provide foraging for all pollinators. Although honey...
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    Re: suggestions on a planting around my bee yard!

    This spring I planted Buffalo grass & white clover right around the hives.
  18. Re: Outch! Just finished up with extracting honey crop and pop goes a swarm...

    Try reducing the entrance to half or less.
  19. Re: Strategies for getting bees out of honey supers?

    Last year on an extremely bee-utiful day I decided to extract honey with the garage door open. By the time I finished about 10 supers I had 1,000s of bees in the garage. My solution was to leave the...
  20. Thread: Oak tree honey?

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    Re: Oak tree honey?

    I was very alarmed when I read that Oak (perhaps English Oak) nectar was Poisonous to Bees. I have many Bur, Red & White Oak on my farm & have not seen any problem.

    Here is the information: "****...
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    Re: What is the deal with Lavender?

    I have started a new thread for Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control. I'd love to know more!
  22. Lavender & Coriander (Cilantro) for Mite control??

    I have read several references to Lavender & Coriander being good to control mites but I have not been able to find more details. I'd love to know more. Do the plants need to be close to the hives?...
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    Re: Stocks Pollinator Mix

    After doing a bunch of reading I think there are better choices. I have looked at several lists. Some of the top choices are not contained in the Stock seed mix.
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    Stocks Pollinator Mix

    Has anyone in the midwest (Stocks is near Lincoln NE) tried Stocks Pollinator Mix? I planted a lb of it this spring and I'm looking forward to next year. At $38 a lb it isn't cheap. I'm really...
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    Buffalo Grass around hives

    Is anyone using Buffalo Grass in the Apiary? I've planted Buffalo Grass around my hives this spring. It's growing. Thinking maybe I should have planted Ladino instead. Or in addition. Either will be...
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