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  1. Re: are honey bees into California lilac (Ceanothus)?

    My neighbor has 3 massive Ceanothus bushes. My honeybees covered the plants for several weeks. You could hear them before you could see them.
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    Re: planting for bees, and the deer

    In my yard, deer did not eat borage, Caryopteris, Ceanothus, anise hyssop. oregano, catnip, or sedums. Those had a lot of bee activity. Deer also did not eat peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm but...
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    Re: update: Borage

    For what it's worth, I have rabbits all over the place, and deer. Neither bothered my borage. Early on one seedling had evidence of leaf damage, but they must not have liked it and didn't come...
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    Re: Good Plants/Trees for Pollen Production

    This fall I added more bee trees - one was a sourwood tree, which I read is a good source of forage. I planted a madrone but that is a long shot, I read they often don't survive. There are 2...
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    Re: Bluebeard, WOW!

    This year I noted bluebeard / caryopteris at the nursery, covered with honeybees when most of the other plants there were not. So I bought a plant. Later I found 2 more plants on closeout and...
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    Re: Hardy Perennial Bee Garden

    This year in my bee garden, they foraged heavily on Oregano, Holland shallots - nice beautiful white globe flower, perennial, just not usually thought of as ornamental, anise hyssop, bluebeard...
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    Re: Catnip information

    Bees did not forage my catnip much this year. Other plants, nearby, were heavily foraged. Especially oregano, blooming shallots, and anise hyssop. The also didn't care for my mints, even Lemon...
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    Re: Hello from Battleground Washington

    Thanks for the welcomes!
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    Hello from Battleground Washington

    New to this forum and to beekeeping. I've been reading up on beekeeping, attending classes, and watching videos on CD and on Youtube. Put together a Top Bar hive from a kit and installed Italian...
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    Re: Catnip information

    Very interesting information! I have added some clumps of catnip to my yard. Maybe I should expand it! The cats will have a hay-day!
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    Re: Good Plants/Trees for Pollen Production

    These lists of pollen and nectar sources are really helpful. I've been planting with these lists as a guide, since last summer. Planted linden trees (Tilia cordata and Tilia americana), white...
  12. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    Thanks for the comments. I think I'm pretty much a no-attitude guy. Nothing to prove. Not trying to convince anyone of anything, no agenda. Just trying to learn.

    Thanks for the advice about...
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    Re: To Paint or Not To Paint

    The lid is a sheet of copper. Actually, 2 small sheets. Given the usual constant rain from Oct through April, a waterproof lid seemed reasonable. It might be excessive - this is my first beehive,...
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    Re: To Paint or Not To Paint

    Thanks to everyone on this thread, from a complete novice. I thought the cedar wood of my new hive was beautiful, but the long term utility and durability were a big factor. The climate here in...
  15. Re: Ever encountered hostility from other beekeepers over your TBH?

    I am new to beekeeping and new to this forum. Over the past year, I've been reading beekeeping books, watching videos, watching youtube videos, and I attended beekeeping classes given by three...
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