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    Re: Hedge for an apiary

    Tartarian Honeysuckle is an invasive weed, I'd recommend not planting that. Check out this site for some info on trees in your state (both native and introduced) http://www.nrdtrees.org/ It might...
  2. Thread: Redbud

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    Re: Redbud

    Look up Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis). Upon doing a google search I found some information that this tree is pollinated by "long tongued" pollinators such as carpenter bees and various...
  3. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    This post troubled me a little, and although I wasn't involved at all I found it a little offensive. Maybe I'm misconstruing what you may have meant as simple poking fun, and if so I apologize, but...
  4. Re: how critical is it to keep an established hive completely level?

    Is it still critical to keep the hive level from side to side (when going foundationless) once the comb is drawn?
  5. Re: Wintering Hives - Screened Bottom boards/Inner Covers replacing them with Wooden

    Completely understandable, and the system you presented does seem like it would work in a wider array of climates than my seemingly primitive one. I totally agree that beekeeping is based on trial...
  6. Re: Wintering Hives - Screened Bottom boards/Inner Covers replacing them with Wooden

    I do not claim to be a master beekeeper by any means but using the method I mentioned has successfully overwintered my hives and left me with good colonies in the spring. It has proved a simple and...
  7. Re: Witntering Hives - Screened Bottom boards/Inner Covers replacing them with Wooden

    The "propped" method has been successful for the past 4 years for me but it might be a climate difference too, who knows.
  8. Re: Witntering Hives - Screened Bottom boards/Inner Covers replacing them with Wooden

    I glue them on the underside of the inner cover so that they sit it up a little bit off the deep. It's just the right size that the bees wont glue it up with propolis.
  9. Re: Witntering Hives - Screened Bottom boards/Inner Covers replacing them with Wooden

    Hey CentralPAGuy,

    Being extremely close to you maybe I could lend some advice, although I am certainly no expert. Usually i slide in a piece of paperboard like material under my screened bottom...
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    Hello from South Central PA

    Hey everyone, I just signed up for the forums after I did some research on thymol applications for mites which led me here. This site looks like an awesome resource I'll be frequenting from now on....
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