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  1. Re: Buttercup flowers...are the used by bees?

    We also have a lot of buttercup in our horse pastures. Fortunately, the bees seem to know they're a no-no and avoid them, I've seen them fly right by them to get to dutch clover.
  2. Re: Buttercup flowers...are the used by bees?

    Hi Buttercups otherwise known as Ranunculus are poisonous to bees.... very lethal. You can read more here:

    http://beeinformed.org/2012/05/ranunculus-poisoning/
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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    I have the same trouble.... Ian, I'd like to try your trap, so you mean something like a two liter pop bottle? I'm trying to envision your trap, I need to come up with something. The yellow jackets...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158

    Sliver Maples just starting 4/8/13 Sunny and 59 degrees!
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin 53158

    Sliver Maples just starting 4/8/13 Sunny and 59 degrees!
  6. Re: 1 hive or 2 to start---newbee planning on ordering complete kit(s)

    Hi Garbear,
    I live in La Grange, IL but have my hives on our farm in Pleasant Prairie, WI (just over the border). I purchased complete start-up sets from separate outfitters, and in hindsight, I...
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    Re: Scrub Jay eating bees

    I've got the same problem here although the offenders are barn swallows. I'm really glad to hear they won't make any sizable dent in our hive population. Sometimes I have ten or more swallows...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    53158 Pleasant Prairie, WI

    6/9 Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa), Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis), sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis ), Prairie Rose...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

    6/2 Gray Dogwood just started blooming, my bee's don't seem to like it. Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana var. suffulta) started 6/2, bee's are ignoring it. Mutiflora rose...
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    Re: Ventilation Anxiety

    Thanks for the help, I think this weekend I'll open the reducer a little and maybe prop up the outer cover.
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    Ventilation Anxiety

    Hi everyone, We're total beginners at this and was hoping some of you can share you thoughts. We installed our first two packages last weekend and I will be doing my first inspection this coming...
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    I'd REALLY like to see product reviews for equipment, also equipment suppliers, package suppliers, customer services issues, quality concerns... etc. It would be extremely beneficial for newbies...
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    I have to agree with khaas15, since most of Illinois was once tallgrass prairie, a prairie mix with plenty of diverse native flowering plants would probably thrive with minimal maintenance and...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    53158 Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

    4/30/12 Cherry, Tulips, Crabapples (Malus Sp.), Hoary Puccoon, Violets
    5/6/12 Hawthorne, Choke Cherry, Buttercup (Ranunculus Sp.), Sweet William (Phlox), Wake...
  15. Greetings from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin!

    Hello from the southern border of Wisconsin, on the edge of Lake Michigan! I've been planning on getting into beekeeping for several years but this is the year I am officially jumping in. We have a...
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