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    Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    I ended up trading off using them for jelly and got myself an Aronia bush instead (chokeberry). It's as bad tasting to eat (but no poisonous seeds) but makes a way better jelly. In fact, it's better...
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    Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    If you get bored, take a hot pepper some time and put it in a bottle for a month or so. Makes for a nice after burn. ;)
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    Re: Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

    It's a black cherry. The seeds are poisonous, but the pulp is not. I've made an infusion jelly from it.. It sucked (think cough syrup flavor).

    But it'd make a good syrup to mix with Vodka.
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    Re: Cut-out excitement

    Have you checked with the IFB?

    http://www.ilfb.org/
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    Re: Cut-out excitement

    Save that lint for smoker fuel.. It's basically cotton and whatnot from clothing. Synthetics don't typically shed.
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    Re: Are there grants for expanding "operations"?

    Perhaps it would, but to simply state that they were too lazy/busy/tired/whatever to even bother trying to search for answers themselves, or even threads on the subject.. Well.. That's just plain...
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    Re: beekeeping HOA restrictions question

    Score one for the lil' guy. So, pristine white and garden covers it is, then, eh?
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    Re: Are there grants for expanding "operations"?

    I'd have given you props if you'd taken the time to use the search. This same exact question was asked a month ago or so?

    *shrugs*

    Here you go! :)
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    Re: Too pretty for words!

    Ditto that Q. It'd be on my to-make list as well. So long as the acidity hits 5%.. Well.. Even if not. Be good for making hot pepper jelly.
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    Re: New bottling room/hotbox thoughts:

    Welcome... ;)

    Beyond that, it's simple to set up. Just have an elevated fill and drain (bleeder) valve above the tank level. Open both and fill up the system. Once water is coming out of the...
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    Re: New bottling room/hotbox thoughts:

    Idea is sound. You will need a hot water expansion tank and a blow valve for safety, though the valve is already on the tank, so you're good.
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    Re: 9 frames in an 8 frame body?

    See... I'm not sure I buy into anyones logic. :) But, it's food for thought regardless.



    My top bars are gummed up with an 8th inch of propolis in spots. I'm not sure how well it'd work out...
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    9 frames in an 8 frame body?

    Ok, so I'm putting together frames and am looking at moving my TBH over to a Lang, so I'm working on the frames now.

    I'd stumbled onto a thread last night where it was mentioned putting 9 frames...
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    Re: soybeans

    painting, around here soy is a rotational crop. Could that be a factor? This year it's soy down the road. Last year it was corn. Some years it's tobacco (so love darkfire.).. Or perhaps they change...
  15. Thread: soybeans

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    Re: soybeans

    Wikipedia (and the NASA page) state that soy is important, however they limit it to Glycine Soja, which is a wild breed that is not typically cultivated. There are several breeds though, and it seems...
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    Re: soybeans

    Some breeds are good for forage. Most are not.

    http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/Honeybees/Forage.htm

    I can't recall which breed of soy is good. If I find it, I'll let you know.
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    That would make it more unstable. Be better off running 10 frame deep for the brood and then 8 frames for the supers. Well, in a physics state of mind. Mixing box sizes isn't advisable.
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    Re: Opinions, please....

    I'd save some of it and toss it in a gallon freezer bag in the freezer for a few days. Then you can remove it and toss the bag in a cool place to stay until next season. You could use lemon grass oil...
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    Re: Opinions, please....

    Bummer.. Sorry to hear. Not surprised they absconded though.

    Still have the hive body though and some tiny comb bits? Toss them to the side for next season and see about catching a swarm. Can...
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    Re: Opinions, please....

    So did you move the bees into a hive body? Did you save as much of the brood comb as possible and put it into the new hive? Are you feeding 1:1 syrup? May have missed that, as I didn't re-read the...
  21. Re: How best to help neighbor get rid of nest???

    Suit up and a can of raid on a pole works. Fairly easy to whip up a can mount with a lever at the top that presses the spray nozzle when a string is pulled.
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    Re: Screen Wire in Place of #8 Hardware Cloth?

    I've dealt with http://mcmaster.com before and they do well at quick shipping and quality.
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    Re: That is not BEES!

    Ewww.. Liquid coon.
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    Re: St. John's Wort?

    That cultivar is zone 5 to 8. Though some put it to zone 4.. I'd lean to 5 however..

    http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

    You SHOULD be fine. Especially if you're not near the lake and...
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    Re: St. John's Wort?

    They were beaten down pretty bad from neglect and had large sections dying off. Removed them for a bank of Rose of Sharon, Mallow and a wild Rose in the center. Wanted to keep them though...

    June...
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