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  1. Thread: Goldenrod Honey

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    In SW VA, it is likely that it is not goldenrod...

    In SW VA, it is likely that it is not goldenrod at all, but rather, either Yellow Crownbeard, or Wingstem. Both of these species are mistakenly called goldenrod, but are different entirely.
    They...
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    My Grandma always said that a heavy locust bloom...

    My Grandma always said that a heavy locust bloom was a sign of a wet June. Also, Ash before Oak, a year of fire and smoke; Oak before Ash, a year of rain and dash. (Based on leafing out.) looks like...
  3. Thread: New foal

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    Nice foal Michael, Now just how much would...

    Nice foal Michael,
    Now just how much would you have to have to breed one of your mares to a nice standard gaited jack for me? I know a fella that has just such a mule, where he found it I do...
  4. Thread: MASS E-MAILING

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    Thanks for the heads up, it took some dedication...

    Thanks for the heads up, it took some dedication to pull it off this close to Christmas I'm sure!
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    done!

    done!
  6. Thread: Deer Rifle

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    I have always liked the M77 Ruger (bolt gun). I...

    I have always liked the M77 Ruger (bolt gun). I have never owned one, but the ones I have shot I liked. I own a Reminton model 700, I like it. The Winchester model 70 is a good gun also. (all these...
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    While we are on the subject of cats! Pixie Bob?...

    While we are on the subject of cats!
    Pixie Bob? Try ommet/scottish wildcat/european wildcat. Scientific name Felis Sylvestris, the same as our beloved (or hated) housecat. Most probably a...
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    The best way we have found to deal with chicken...

    The best way we have found to deal with chicken predation, and management in general is as follows.
    Build a stout chicken-house, that nothing can get into. Build it with a man sized door.Put a...
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    My wife told me about one time going out with her...

    My wife told me about one time going out with her dad in his newly restored and painted thirty-nine mercury and hitting a swarm of bees.
    There was, (worse than all of the bee guts), honey smeared...
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    Coyote, I've got an old beat up model 120 WIN....

    Coyote,
    I've got an old beat up model 120 WIN. that everybody makes fun of until I sift and fold a grey fox, gobbler, or big eastern yodel dog at 60 yards. It's a 12 GA. and it really likes 2s and...
  11. Thread: My Virgin Virgin

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    Greetings all, Today I saw my first virgin...

    Greetings all,
    Today I saw my first virgin queen. Head and thorax looked just like any other queen. Abdomen was half as big as a queen, I'd say one and a half times bigger than a worker. Boy was she...
  12. Thread: ukuleles

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    Bluegrass mandolin player here, had a band for...

    Bluegrass mandolin player here, had a band for awhile, still drink for free. Went from Bill Monroe to Bob Dylan. Band interfered with chicken, goat, bee endeavors.Maybe we could start a beesource all...
  13. Thread: Bee behavior

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    Ga-Bee, those bees are swabbing the deck to make...

    Ga-Bee, those bees are swabbing the deck to make a smooth landing field, unless they are attacking your finger when you get it too close, in wich case they are just gaurd bees. Sometimes gaurd bees...
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    I'm still not sure whats going on in that hive....

    I'm still not sure whats going on in that hive. The eggs are on the bottom of the cell, but there are sometimes eight or ten of them. I keep giving them eggs from time to time but they have made no...
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    Bjorn Bee, what's wrong with sheep, my Mama was a...

    Bjorn Bee, what's wrong with sheep, my Mama was a sheep.
    Seriously, I wonder why they told their neighbors they were bringing in bees? I wonder if they would have ever known? They could probably,...
  16. Thread: buttermilk

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    Put that on your strawberries ! Ha !!!!!

    Put that on your strawberries ! Ha !!!!!
  17. Thread: buttermilk

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    Theres only two good things that come from cows....

    Theres only two good things that come from cows. One of them is steak and the other aint worth eating. Goat milk rules!
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    Thanks Michaeal, I'll do that. Seems like one of...

    Thanks Michaeal, I'll do that. Seems like one of the biggest hurdles with these little critters is not knowing what to do but when to do it. You can find facts and opinions in alot of resources, but...
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    I checked today and they don't appear to be...

    I checked today and they don't appear to be making any queen cells out of the eggs I gave them. Is it too early? I did notice fresh eggs, only problem is there are 3 or more per cell. Should I try to...
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    Update: I will give everyone a timeline. Package...

    Update: I will give everyone a timeline. Package installed 4-12. Queen released and killed 4-16. Talked to local beekeeper who told me to always wait a week after queens death to do anything with egg...
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    When you are working on house plans and ask your...

    When you are working on house plans and ask your wife if you can build an observation hive into the wall next to the toilet. Why read the paper when you can watch bees?
  22. Thread: Hive location

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    I have put some of my hives in a three sided...

    I have put some of my hives in a three sided shelter before. Here (mountains of VA) the winters are pretty harsh. Not as bad as Manitoba by any means. From my experience, if you put your bees in some...
  23. Thread: Forum Suggestion

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    My wife, who is the computer-geek in this family...

    My wife, who is the computer-geek in this family (I'm computer illegitemate) rebuilt our computer recently and the little light bulb thingies don't work now. She said it was something to do with the...
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    My father always chewed leaf tobacco and when we...

    My father always chewed leaf tobacco and when we got stung,he would spit it on us kids. It was gross but it seemed to work. Still seems to work. Somewhere I've seen a suction syringe for bee-stings....
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    My Grandfather, so I was told, kept bees as his...

    My Grandfather, so I was told, kept bees as his predecessors did, in log gums, until the 50's when the "gubbmnt" made folks use removable frames. From what I hear from "old people" most of the honey...
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