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  1. Thread: Windows XP?

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    Re: Windows XP?

    Thanks everyone for their input and advice about this issue! Although I haven't commented on Beesource in general lately (I'm having a problem; emotional/psychological) with making comments to...
  2. Thread: Windows XP?

    by Oldbee
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    Windows XP?

    As you probably all know, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, which I have on a Dell E510. I know there are some on Beesource that are experts with computers so,..what do I need to do? I'm...
  3. Re: Do locust borer mean i have balck locust nearby

    > Locust borer: "Larvae feed on Black Locust - (R. pseudoacacia and its cultivars and hybrids). Adults feed on pollen, particularly Goldenrod (Solidago)." > http://bugguide.net/node/view/436
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  4. Re: White line on thorax and white eyes.... Pollen?

    Crofter is right, most likely Jewel weed.

    >"Do you have low lying areas near lakes, ponds or streams nearby? It might be from when the bees visit the Jewelweed plant". >>...
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    Re: Growing Wildflowers, how?

    First, I will say that I haven't actually tried this myself; planting and growing a large area of wildflowers and/or prairie plants for bees. What I have read is that it takes some...
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    Re: Bloom calculations

    There are two words (or phrases) that applies to this, and they are phenology and growing degree days, which Deezil mentioned. I believe "growing degree days" was a method of calculation started by...
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    Re: Where are the butterflies?

    What I've heard/read is that it is because of the combination of drought in 2012, and the late spring/wet weather this year in some parts of the country. People are noticing this in other Midwest...
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    Re: Bee Plant Identification

    It is a Sumac, but which one? Not to be "nit-picky", but there are two in Ohio that look similar. The Staghorn Sumac > http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=431 ..and the...
  9. Thread: Raccons

    by Oldbee
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    Re: Raccons

    >"I am glad others have chimed in. This is off the original topic but in line with the thread that has evolved.

    Yes it seems we are all very different in how we look at things and act.

    Yes one...
  10. Thread: Raccons

    by Oldbee
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    Re: Raccons

    Where are your hives located, in Michigan? :rolleyes:
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    Re: Question and Definition of Propolis

    You may be more right Jeff G, and I didn't know this myself although I assumed the plant resin is mixed with other substances [like wax] from the bees. D. Sammataro says that house bees need to pull...
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    Re: Extra virgin honey

    :rolleyes: That's the first time I've seen raw or unprocessed honey referred to as EVH :). It's a unique selling point anyway. It may get prospective customers involved in a discussion of the value...
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    Re: hive heft? questions from a new beek

    When my bees went into their first winter, about 7 years ago now, I went to one of those sporting goods stores where they have the weights; barbells, dumbbells. I tried the different weights...
  14. Re: Upland shotgun selection: confusing recommendations!

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    "A lot of these sound perfect for quail."
    "Every gun is perfect for quail! Things are like cockroaches here,I wish they'd make the season longer and the bag limit bigger."

    Why not just shoot...
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    Re: Gathering pollen now for spring

    I wouldn't say it was a completely bad idea, but something that would not be worth the effort. The bees would probably be confused as to how to collect it when you tried to give it back to them....
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    Re: Help with plant ID

    It looks like it could be Cup-plant [Silphium perfoliatum] from the leaves on the far left side in photo. Do the opposite leaves completely surround the stem to form a small cup? It's a native [I...
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    Re: bug? that looks like a bat

    Could it possibly be a praying mantis? I have not seen too many myself and don't know if they make a "clacking" sound when they fly.

    > http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/58926.html
  18. Re: Question I Thought Of Today (Probably Not Original)

    Your idea may apply to those that have a serious problem with weight gain if they eat almost anything. It must be heartbreaking to be obese and it seems there is nothing to do about it except to...
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    Re: Inner cover glued to outer cover

    Yes I have had the problem. Are you using inner cover and tele cover made with masonite? I guess they have been made like that for many years; especially from Dadant? My tele cover and/or inner cover...
  20. Re: Need help to get bees to go to different water source!!! ASAP

    What are you using now to provide water? Maybe you will have to consider setting up your own spa and pool. :)

    This is just a suggestion because I have no experience with problems with neighbors...
  21. Thread: My First Swarm!

    by Oldbee
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    Re: My First Swarm!

    Nice! A big "Canadian swarm",..on a Maple tree no less. - Aren't there any other kinds of trees up there? :)
  22. Re: Releasing the Queen, was this the right thing to do?

    Some beekeepers release the queen this way all the time, especially if they know that the bees and queen have been together for a couple days in transit,.etc. You gave them an extra day since you...
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    Re: Newbee's First Day

    Your new hives look nice and it looks like they are in a good area for foraging.

    A couple suggestions and warnings: 1). I do not trust just wedging the queen cage between frames anymore;...
  24. Thread: Frames

    by Oldbee
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    Re: Frames

    I don't know about 8 frame hives, but with 10 frames they do take their time drawing them out. Eventually they would draw them when they need the room to store honey later in summer. You can exchange...
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    Re: Mold on Bee Patties

    If you installed the packages 6 weeks ago, I think that's about ideal for Wisconsin; third or fourth week of April is not too late. The bees should clean up the mold. Your entrances should be mostly...
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