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  1. Thread: Bees and burdoc

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    Re: Bees and burdoc

    Tried that. Didn't work so well. Needs to be somewhere convenient to water regularly, and my garden wasn't. We have dug up and eaten wild burdock. Tastes the same. Bland.
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    Bee keeping in the Balkans.

    A nice article about traditional beliefs about bees in the Balkans.

    http://oldeuropeanculture.blogspot.com/2019/07/bee.html

    And some speculation on the linguistic roots of words relating to...
  3. Thread: Bees and burdoc

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    Re: Bees and burdoc

    We eat it. My wife likes it, I tolerate it. Traditional Japanese food. The part you eat is the root of the young plant, and it has a thick, fibrous taproot that goes way deep. Takes forever to dig...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    I have spotted 5 backyard beehives within a half-mile of my house. Those are just the ones visible from the street I happened to drive past, so I imagine there are more.
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    I admit to hoping the other beekeeper is not very competent.
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    It sure is interesting having a trap at my front door where I can watch the action. Had a huge surge of scouts a week or so ago, then it dwindled to a handful and the swarm never came. This morning...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Well the hoped-for swarm on my front steps didn't materialize. There are still a handful of bees that seem to have taken up residence. Perhaps scouts that really liked the place and can't give up...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    Posting to follow. Had lots of trouble with beetles last year and would love to find some simple way to control them. Right now just using narrow, small entrances and hoping the bees are defensive....
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Could it be? Been watching bees congregate in front of my front porch AGAIN! They were bugging me inside my garage and I noticed they were not acting like foragers. They were circling the walls and...
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    Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    GregV, I disagree on one point. Soybeans can be great. They bloom a long time and bees love them. Research even shows improved production of soybeans if bees are nearby. This year is way behind...
  11. Re: Treatment-Free Beekeeping in Norway scientifically studied

    Yes. Nice visit. Thanks for posting.
    A question. In Europe is there anything resembling the mass movement of hives to a small area similar to the US with almonds? I believe this is a huge part of...
  12. Thread: invaders?

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    Re: invaders?

    Bumble? I have noticed bumble bees entering and leaving hives without being messed with. Last year I saw the biggest bee I had ever seen just fly straight in. Try making the entrance very narrow so...
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    Re: After Extracting, what to do with the frames?

    I just stick them back in. I believe it saves the bees a lot of time and effort rebuilding from scratch. Even if they don't get refilled with honey at least they end up nice and clean and ready for...
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    Re: Dead bees around hive

    I would skim off the burr comb. Probably there is too much space under the top cover so the bees are building up there. It won't hurt the bees to trim it back, then make sure your bee-space is not...
  15. Thread: Illinois

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    Re: Illinois

    Or, put the queen into a nuc and leave the original hive queenless! Then divide into nucs 10 days later. Is that what you meant?
  16. Thread: Illinois

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    Re: Illinois

    I am missing something in your advice. Here is my plan:
    1. Identify the queen and sequester her briefly in a nuc while doing the remaining manipulations.
    2. Divide the hive's resources into nucs:...
  17. Thread: Illinois

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    Any tips?
    I have never tried anything but a walk-away split. I am thinking of making two 5-frame nucs with the bulk of the brood and supplies, and one ten-frame deep which will have the queen, one...
  18. Thread: Illinois

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    Re: Illinois

    I got a swarm at the end of May and it is really building up. Now filling up a second deep with nice brood pattern. I found the queen yesterday, an unmarked grey color. Most of the workers are quite...
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    Re: Country vs Town beekeeping

    Not too far from me, just south of Rockford.
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    Re: Country vs Town beekeeping

    I keep a hive in my back yard in a suburban neighborhood. When my new neighbors to the south moved in I asked them if it was Okay to keep bees there (I have a rural place I can easily relocate it...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    I will usually put a few medium frames in over the entrance to create a gap area. Don't know if it helps or matters. Wouldn't be hard to pop the plastic out of a bunch of frames to open it up inside.
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Why would that not work? Seems like if you have the old brood comb you would attract swarms. Is it because of the foundation?

    I have not tried Swarm Commander. Maybe that's why I usually only get...
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    Re: Potato cultivating....

    Potatoes are just fun to grow. Most years I grow some, but 3 years ago I went overboard and we had hundreds of pounds on the floor of the basement and my wife said "NO MORE!".
    Great thing about...
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    Re: A swarm moved in. Now what?

    I am envious. I had one move into a box on my front porch a few weeks ago. I came home from work at 9 AM and the scouts were going nuts. I went to bed and slept all day. When I got up to go back to...
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    Re: Probably over thinking this.

    Poison ivy is tough but Roundup will kill it. Just spray it again a few times! My old boss when I worked in lawn care would mix Roundup with 2-4-D for poison ivy. Did the trick.
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