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  1. Re: In bloom now, hundreds of tiny white flowers

    Not knotweed. The flowers are more...upright and branched, like fingers on you hand making a claw.
  2. In bloom now, hundreds of tiny white flowers

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to ID this plant ?
  3. Thread: Fig tree

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    Fig tree

    Can anyone tell me what sort of insect bores a hole into the fig fruit ? My neighbor is saying that honey bees do it and I am pretty confident that this is not the case and I would like to provide...
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    honey bee repellent ?

    Is there any sort of oil or smell or..something, that I can tell me neighbor to put on her birdbath to keep the honey bees away yet still be safe for her dog to drink from ? She put some sort of...
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    extractor speed?

    In the process of making an extractor. Does anyone know of a speed or rpm minimum for the honey to get pulled out of the comb? Also does anyone have a maximum before the comb sags/gets ripped apart?...
  6. Re: split a regular hive into a top bar hive with a new queen?

    Attach comb or foundation to the top bars. Better if attaching brood/pollen/honey comb.
  7. Value of tomato and pepper plants to honey bee

    Do tomato plants provide nectar/pollen to honey bees?

    Do pepper plants provide nectar/pollen to honey bees?

    I have my bees at a farm that will have mostly pepper/tomato/corn and I'm wondering...
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    Suppering w/ all foundation less frames

    I have 1 deep brood box and want to supper with a medium box that has all foundation less frames. The hive might be at an outyard so I don't want to keep moving frames back and forth between the 2...
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    Re: 2nd st of Hive placement?

    Why not put the hives next to each other?
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    Re: 50 year beeks - show us your stuff

    It means get ready to split. :)
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    What to do with candy boards in spring?

    I have some homemade candy boards ( comb filled with dry sugar ) that the bees didn't eat. Should I leave them in the hive, store them for next winter, or give them to a new hive that will have a...
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    Standard set of markings for hives/frames?

    I am going to mark my boxes and frames with the years they were used and if they are wired or not. Is there a pattern that everyone follows for this type of stuff and is there any more information...
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    Re: Guerrilla planting for bees

    Not sure if I posted here already. I am tossing clover seed around my town..within a few blocks of my house. Maybe a few of the seeds will make it to flowering.
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    Re: Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    I have no reason to kill them. I wouldn't have even know they were there if it wasn't for fixing the light fixture.

    Yellowjackets will eat insects from the garden and it is important to maintain...
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    Re: Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    Ha. I want to feed them so they survive. I removed them from an outside light fixture and want to keep them. I gave them a meat scrap so I will see what they do with that. Some sites say that the...
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    Yellowjacket / paperwasp winter feeding ?

    Does anyone know what I would feed a nest ( 10-20 wasps ) of yellow jackets?
  17. Re: Your preference for winter feeding: dry suger OR fondant

    Filling empty comb with dry sugar and misting it with water is fun and it gets the food right next to the bees. I would need a lot of space to do this for more than a few hives.

    What do the bees...
  18. 2 Questions. Outyards and commercial pollination

    I was thinking about how someone could buy an outyard down south and go down for the winter ( say Maine to Florida) but why not just keep your bees down south all year? I guess you would have to make...
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    Re: HOT Dipping your boxes!!!!!!

    I used pine to make my boxes. I just put a layer or 2 of cheap exterior paint. This is at a hobby level.
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    Is it spring ?

    It felt like it was 60 degrees here in NJ today and my bees were flying. I saw 2 bees come back with orange pollen.

    I don't think anything is in bloom but my dad say maybe the bees were visiting...
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    Re: plywood lids.. see pic..

    If it is an inner cover, the hole is so you can lid the cover off the hive, and so bees can get on top of the cover to eat dry sugar that you place there.
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    Re: Jerry Hayes/Monsanto

    Nothing dealing with monsanto is a good thing.
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    Re: inner covers ??

    I just made 5 new inner covers. I used 1/2 inch plywood for the cover and cut the leftover pieces into 1/2 x 3/4 strips and glued them around the perimeter of the cover. This gives bee space above...
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    Home made queen excluder

    Most excluders have a space about .17 inches / 4.5 mm / little under 3/8s inch.

    This would make 1/4 inch hardware cloth too small and 1/2 too large.

    Does anyone know of a metal screen that I...
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    Re: What to do with empty queen cells

    There was no more honey/pollen/brood on the frame so I replaced it with a candy board.
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