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  1. Re: A friend of mine is working up a honey label for me.

    No, but the bulk of our flow is Yellow Poplar and some years Black Locust.

    I would consider the honey as "wild wood" which is a mixture of everything in the woods and growing feral in the fields...
  2. Re: A friend of mine is working up a honey label for me.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/echohotel12/294055_2198772802245_1035019096_2484272_225951_n.jpg

    Let me try it through photobucket.
  3. A friend of mine is working up a honey label for me.

    This is the rough draft and other info will be included at the bottom of the label, but what do you think?...
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    Re: Straining honey???

    I set mine out in the hot direct sunlight to heat it up, but it was a 90 degree day by noon day.
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    Re: Hornet Predation on Honey Bees

    These hornets are about 3 times of the size of a yellow jacket.

    I haven't seen many yellow jackets this year.

    Not that I'm wanting them to be hanging around.
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    Hornet Predation on Honey Bees

    Yesterday I was out watching my bees water at our bird bath/fountain.

    Out of the blue a yellow European Hornet lands on, stings, and carries off one of the girls in the blink of an eye.

    So fast...
  7. Thread: Yeast smell

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    Re: Yeast smell

    Could it have something to do with the bloom that they are currently working?

    I know when mine start working golden rod, the hives have a "different" odor about them.
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    Re: Micro swarms, please explain ???

    So they are swarms from other hives?
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    Re: Are they done drawing comb for the year?

    I am newbie just starting my 2nd year.

    I have one hive that is going like gang busters and I am not feeding.

    I have almost one full medium on it and a medium of foundation on top of that, which...
  10. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    Sorry you got popped in the eye.

    Excellent story tho.

    Reminds me of some of the "feral" bee stories that took place when I was a kid when we would cut down a hollow black locust full of them....
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    Re: Making my own boxes

    A lot of the old homestead houses in the mountains of Virginia, where I grew up were sided with Yellow Poplar singles.

    All the good burley tobacco sticks were made from yellow poplar.

    We have...
  12. Thread: Golden Rod

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    Re: Golden Rod

    I've noticed mine are loaded down with white pollen when I make my morning "coffee walk" on the property. :D
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    Re: Opinions on screened inner covers

    I have both SBB and SIC and even with these, one of my hives still beards when the temps get over 90, but I figure it is no big thing.

    They know what is best for them.
  14. Thread: Golden Rod

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    Re: Golden Rod

    It is just starting to bloom along some of the road ways, all of it has made heads and is on the verge of blooming.

    I have not seen any of my bees working it yet, mainly because there is a heavy...
  15. Thread: Golden Rod

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    Re: Golden Rod

    From what I can tell most of what we have around the house is Showy Golden Rod.

    http://www.easttennesseewildflowers.com/albums/Fall-Roadsides-Yellow/Copy_of_Goldenrod_Showy.sized.jpg
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    Re: Opinions on screened inner covers

    Ben, my Russians were trying to build to put burr comb on my screened inter cover, but they stopped it when I put another medium super of foundation on them.

    I just checked them a little while ago...
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    Re: Too much feeding going on?

    I have just purchased two NUCs of Russian, a couple of weeks ago and have been feeding them, but they have not been taking alot of feed because of our bloom that has been wonderful this Aug., since...
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    Re: Surprise inspection!

    If that had been a Copperhead, the ole boy would have tried to tag you.

    Vipers are out ranging around this time of year, fatting up, before they den up for the winter.
  19. Re: well shoot golden rod is starting in Southeast Mo. BUT,

    The goldenrod is just starting to bloom here along the road ways.

    It hasn't started down in the fields yet.

    I guess the heat off the road causes it mature earlier.

    Joe Pye weed and Iron Weed...
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    Re: Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    I was a college student once upon a time.

    I was the only freshman at orientation that could shave and had a wife 5 months pregnant.

    Does that count?
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    Re: Bleach in bucket for bee water

    I have an old Rubbermaid Livestock watering trough, from when I had beef cattle.

    I put cinder blocks in it so that birds would not drown in it.

    Now the bees use it some, but prefer the...
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    Re: newbie is this a bee??

    They look like our yellow jackets.

    A type of wasp.
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    Re: HELP! I need to teach my bees how to sting!

    Put a small steel leg hold trap on top of the hives or on top of the fence post and that will get rid of the birds.

    We use to do that when crows would get in my mom's garden.
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    Re: Identifing my Queen

    Very much so.

    With these Russians, the queen blends in with the crowd.
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    Re: I need help in IDing this plant

    Hawkster, I just went to check it again and the leaves are toothed.

    It must be the native Virgins Bower.
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