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  1. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    Haha. But don't forget GOHoney, our honey bees aren't exactly natives! It's all relative, my friend. :)
  2. Re: Planting 1 1/2 acres of Yellow Sweet clover. Cost approx 150.00. Is it worth it

    You ask how many hives 1.5 acres will support. First, such a question is impossible to answer--there are faaaar too many variables to account for. Second, I don't think any one nectar source -no...
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    Re: Hi fom SW Ohio

    Hullo from Dayton
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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    Bought two feeder goldfish for 14 cents. Problem solved overnight
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    Re: Bee tree help

    I agree with previous posts: If all you have is a baseball sized entrance, I cant imagine how you are going to do this without creating a huge mess of things. The amount of suction needed to pull a...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    45432-Dayton ohio
    Linden/basswood - 6/19/14
    How cool is it to hear a 60' tree literally buzzing?
  7. Re: Post your Ohio swarm calls 2013 and 2014

    3 calls here in Montgomery co. (Including one this afternoon)
  8. Re: How much honey to leave after Spring harvest?

    Here in Dayton, we are still having a good clover flow and linden/basswood trees will start soon. So long as we keep getting timely rain, I don't see the clover ending anytime soon.

    I'd leave...
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    Re: new member from Ohio

    Welcome from Dayton
  10. Re: Will bees remove pollen from frames in honey super?

    I just dealt with this issue. I extracted some frames that had a little pollen in them. The pollen stayed put during extracting. The bees cleaned up everything when I put the wet frames back on...
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    Re: Sealing Top Feeders

    I also sealed mine with melted beeswax in the corners and joints.

    Throw in a handful or two of straw or whatever, and you will fix your drowning problem.

    If it's getting moldy, you might be...
  12. Re: Another newbee question - Hive appears queenless

    It sounds like you are on the right path. If your inspections are helping you learn, that's great.

    Your plans to add the 2nd box sound spot-on. Once that's added, though, you still will want to...
  13. Re: Another newbee question - Hive appears queenless

    If you saw eggs or very young larva, relax ; you probably have a queen. Sometimes she runs under a frame just as you turn it, sometimes she hides in the bottom of the brood box.

    If you are...
  14. Re: Help! I screwed up my first cut-down split - Does it need to be corrected urgent

    Beedeetee is basically right unless you are splitting too early or too late in the year.

    Just relax. The bees know what they are doing. They want it to work more than you do. Your...
  15. Re: Caught huge swarm and they still want to swarm again. Any suggestions?

    MGBurton's advice is spot-on: give a swarm a frame of brood (w/ no nurse bees attached) and they will be very unlikely to leave their new hive
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    Re: Black Locust flow - Fact or Myth

    Black locust is a major nectar source and if in bloom, it would be surprising if the bees were completely ignoring it.

    A few things to consider:

    1. The bees might not have been on it at the...
  17. Thread: Swarm call

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    Re: Swarm call

    Sent you a PM...
  18. Thread: Is this ok

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    Re: Is this ok

    This time of year, much of the nectar and pollen is going to feed the brood they are building up on. Like Slow Drone said, watch for them bringing in pollen in their pollen sacs. If you don't see...
  19. Re: Can I store hive bodies with undrawn foundation frames in my basement?

    I keep them in my basement. I've never had moths attack the undrawn foundation. Whenever I bring in drawn foundation, I freeze it for 24 hours to kill any moths/larva. Then I bag it in cheap,...
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    Rain barrel as bee waterer.1

    I just installed a rain barrel and I've been trying to figure out how to make it double as a bee water source.

    The barrel is a off-the rack model from the hardware store. It has a bottom drain...
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    Re: Swarm Trap Placement

    Someone once compared it to fishing, and I have found that to be a good analogy. You can try and guess where the fish MIGHT be in the lake, what lure to use, etc. But at the end of the day, your...
  22. Thread: honey suckle

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    Re: honey suckle

    Brooks,

    There is no magic bullet. It's the first thing in the woods to green in the spring, which makes it easy to spot. Cut it, keep cutting it, and keep cutting it some more. I've had good...
  23. Thread: honey suckle

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    Re: honey suckle

    It depends on what variety of honeysuckle you are talking about. Around here, we have tons of the invasive Japanese honeysuckle. It has narrow white and pale yellow flowers and little black...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    To be clear: I never said that there is zero chance a beekeeper will be sued. I also never advised anyone not to be concerned about being sued. Instead, my point was that there are things in this...
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    Re: Welp, I'm Official

    First, there is a documentary on the McDonalds coffee case. It's on netflix, but you can get the real story online; just google it. It's very clear that McDonalds served superheated liquid to this...
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