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  1. Re: What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    Lots of small lady bug larvae and little black and white lady bugs on them... We've had plenty of black aphid-looking bugs on our tomatoes in years past. This year, we've seen mostly lady bug...
  2. What's she gathering from my cucumber leaves?

    We've had a major problem with white powdery mildew on our cucumber plants this year, so we've been keeping air flowing through the hothouse and watering as little as possible. I watched this gal...
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    Drones perhaps?
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    polka dot queen

    I'm attempting to attach a couple of images of a queen from a walk away split earlier this year. Did it work?


    Looks like it worked.... (yay!) Cool spots on this gal
  5. Re: Spring has Sprung in the Pacific Northwest

    Tough to say what the pink pollen is from, but I've been getting a fair amount of it as well. I've also been seeing some purple, white and pale yellow. I'm pretty sure the pale yellow is mostly...
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    Re: discouraging sight

    I'm from a completely different zone than you, but here are my thoughts:

    Dead bees (even 50 feet or more from the hive) were likely dropped there by your undertaker bees. Watch the entrance...
  7. Re: What kind of bee is this and should I worry about it.

    I'm not convinced this is something you need to worry about. Looks like a solitary insect I've observed around here that doesn't seem to be a problem. Reduce the mesh size in your vents if you're...
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    Re: New Queen: Is she fertilized yet?

    For what it's worth, I would guess that she's mated.
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    Re: Bee swarms Washington St.??

    I caught 2 swarms last year (one in August and one in September) from one of my carni hives. The first one was a monster, [presumably] with the original package queen. It overwintered nicely and is...
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    Re: Ok, what got you into beekeeping?

    Large swarm worked it's way down a long driveway past a large barn and into a field where my buddy was to be married about 10 minutes later. Some saw it as a bad omen. Most of us found it...
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