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    Re: leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    Thank you. Waiting to hear back from the vet about testing the urine.

    Jen
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    Re: leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    Thank you. I agree.

    Jen
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    Re: leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    Might have been posted by my friend in Southern MD. I had spoken with him earlier and he had suggested posting here. I wonder if he posted as well.

    My horse became ill several weeks ago and we did...
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    Re: leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    There has been a rabbit hanging out near his pen this whole winter.

    Jen
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    Re: leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    Thank you.

    We have had a lot of rain this fall/winter and I am concerned about the rest of the property / animals. The dogs are vaccinated, but I have a 23 week old puppy who was in the horse pen...
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    leptospirosis, antibiotics, and bees.

    My horse has tested positive for lepto. and is currently being treated with minocycline (antibiotic). Lepto. is a spirochete transmitted via urine of wild animals. Apparently more common in horses...
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    Re: Great article on planting a bee garden

    I wish "babying" the multiflora rose around here would make it die. Ugggh. That stuff is unbearable.
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    Great article on planting a bee garden

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/bee-gardens-ze0z11zhir.aspx?newsletter=1


    Good tips on placement and varieties, etc.
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    It appears that the Duragilt is not on a lot of people's top ten list. Thank you.
  10. Re: List of Honey Plants - Including Honey/Pollen Yields Per Acre

    Hi,

    So far, the opinion is sunflowers are okay for the bees and they make a good honey. That is from comments from others, not anything scientific so far.
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    Thank you.

    I am beginning to wonder whether or not after the first year, I should go the comb honey route. I plan on being a small (2-3 hives) beek and since comb honey is unadulterated, I find...
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Hi,

    That is good to know. I will go ahead with my plans to have a field of sunflowers. I appreciate the info.
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    Hi,

    What's the difference between Duragilt and wired? I have a local supplier which sells both plus the Pierco. Is the Duragilt the same thing as Rite-cell which came in my started kit from one of...
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Neat video.

    I guess that would grow in MD?? Need something for early foraging that will be able to deal with the cold/wet springs here.
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    How did it work as a pesticide?
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    I remember the massive tobacco fields on the farm when I was a kid. When it was in bloom it was impressive. Can't say I remember the bees but that was a long time ago.
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Interesting. My friend who is a former beekeeper and a landscape designer mentioned Mountain mint. She said her bees loved it. Guess I will have to try to plan seasonally for the bees now. It is...
  18. Re: List of Honey Plants - Including Honey/Pollen Yields Per Acre

    I am not sure but I will be researching it tomorrow. We have rain coming in so I will be able to be inside on the computer. I will post what I find out if you would like. I too have purchased my...
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    Re: NewBee in Sparks, MD

    heehee.
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    NewBee in Sparks, MD

    Hi,

    This will be my first season with bees and I am really excited to finally be able to participate in such a neat and beneficial hobby. I have been reading the garden/plants for honeybees forum...
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Interesting. I will have to allow some of my broccoli plants to go to seed this year instead of pulling up after the spring.

    Jen
  22. Re: List of Honey Plants - Including Honey/Pollen Yields Per Acre

    Hi,
    Thanks for the link. I now have a list of great herbs for bees to plant this year. I was surprised to find out about the sunflowers as I thought they were really great for bees - was going to...
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