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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    they tore it up last year but that was before BIG YELLOW came to town. again- it changes and will...knotweed, when in flower, seems like a magnet- more than goldenrod and aster until it starts to...
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    Re: Bee's favorite flower

    I think the bees favorite changes by the day and season and year...to test I planted a 400 square foot patch, on really poor high- granite dust-low organic matter water well drilling soil 2 years...
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    Re: What kind of bush is this?

    take a look at some of the more wild viburnums- definitely not poke or elderberry.

    poke berry and juice are highly toxic, but was used for country arthritis remedy(very small amounts) when juice...
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    Re: Is this a poplar seedling ?

    enjambres- great technique for 'bagging' a transplant! thanks! B
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    Re: 5 gallons old honey

    just these small gills on the side of my neck but that's when I started to like MEAD as well! Go for it! B
    you could call this mead MUDDY River Mead! HaHa!

    Who started this anyway???:lpf:
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    Re: 5 gallons old honey

    I used to swim in the Hudson- before it was 'clean'!
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    Re: 5 gallons old honey

    If it is close to bull poop we probably have had a taste before!

    I think the potential mead should be given to those 'special friends or family, nicely bottled but only after copious amounts have...
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    Re: 5 gallons old honey

    5 gallons can make 20+ gallons of different meads and mead based drinks. fermenation should kill off most bad stuff and you can experiment with other flavors and juice additives for a series of...
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    Re: Political signs...

    Be sure to first poll your bees to make sure you are not being politically incorrect- at least get the party right!
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    Re: lawn flower mix (Northeastern USA)

    Sorry, Maybe Ii missed it but how much land do you have that is plantable/mowable, and how many hives? Odds are they are going down the block as well. Any pasture or meadows around? B
  11. Re: Controlling Pests on Young Apple trees in my Apiary

    go to fedco and get some
    'tangelfoot' and put it on red Christmas ornaments and hang on treest NOW bees don't get stuck but many other apple pests do. do it now before leaf and bud out. the stuff...
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    Re: Touched bear fence

    bee safe! touched a fence that was turned off once during hunting season and it almost knocked me into a different zip code! you have boots on and a bear doesn't. a bear is going to nibble awhile. i...
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    PR
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    Re: How fast do your bees drink 1:1 syrup?

    ants love the stuff too!
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    jimmy cracked corn and I don't care-they are making jail house late winter hooch! Eikel you got it right! B
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    Maybe as cluster climbs in late winter, center of gravity gets higher and tipsy in wind? Rest of the box is light from giving up its honey source all winter and bingo- here comes a stiff wind? Tie it...
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    Re: Entrance reducer laying on the ground

    skunks or raccoons-get a Sheetrock screw and with fingers wedge it between reducer and hive bottom and twist a few turns. should wedge and hold unless skunks and raccoons are REALLY hungry!b
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    Re: Praying and Wondering!!

    Thanks for your kind thoughts and now the bees are nice and toastier with a few feet of pure insulation! B
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    Re: Angies List question

    Have you tried farmers markets at the closest larger population centers as a start? Who is going to be your customer and can you supply them now? If your husband is 'just starting out' maybe get...
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    Re: Freezers

    Ace- that is genius! Send postage due! Return to sender!B
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    Re: Plant recommendation for Chicago suburbs

    I have seen cardinal flower grow in ditch muck and they thrive where they are partially hidden by other plants so might work- they will grow to 3-4 feet high, red and narrow, and are really nice but...
  22. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Porcupine massage-sounds soothing! I remember my poor dog got a porcupine facial once-he loved it and claimed it was 'exfoliating" beyond anything offered at the vet!

    Crazy dog went right after...
  23. Re: Growing linden trees from seeds for the first time. Any tips would be appreciate

    Sorry folks- picking up on this one a little late.

    It is always helpful to have a long term view on planting trees and rewarding. A huge linden came crashing down in the woods after Sandy and we...
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    Re: Artic blast

    now that's funny!!!!! I wrapped mine for the winter with insulation tape! (internet pipe from post #31)
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    Re: Artic blast

    AT- weird winter- 2 weeks ago they were flying like it was mid april! keep the faith the Styrofoam on the cover can help alot and if you have another piece-stack it up. if you haven't already maybe...
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