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  1. Thread: Missouri

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    bee authur
    fI just leave the honey suckle alone. I wish I could get rid of the vine stuff but if I got rid of the bush, there would be nothing left. I will say that my bees work the bush hard...
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I use the over priced veil from the tractor store or orchlens. It is the only real bee cloths I own except for one other pull over smock type that they sell on ebay for around six bucks that my kid...
  3. Thread: Missouri

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    I don't remember seeing any but I might not recognize even if I saw one. Around here the closest thing I do recognize is bush honey suckle which is sorta the same size type bush. That and little...
  4. Thread: Missouri

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    bee authur
    I finally looked at your site. Very nice and thanks.
    gww
  5. Thread: Missouri

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    I was mistaken on my last post. I pulled a branch down yesterday for a closer look and my redbud has not quite opened up yet. It will any second though. I think the crab apple is in the same stage...
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    Re: Beginner from Gerald, Missouri.

    jw


    After 2 pack of cigarettes a day since I was 14, it would probably be a fair call if I were referred to as girly man. I have been called much more revolting things during my life.:)

    My...
  7. Thread: Missouri

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    My yard redbud is now blooming.
    Cheers
    gww
  8. Thread: Missouri

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    No picture but my asian pears are blooming.
    gww
    Ps dandelions are coming on strong now also.
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    Re: Beginner from Gerald, Missouri.

    Michael....
    Welcome to the forum. I about six miles from gerald. The forum has been a godsend for me. Good luck in the coming year.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    There is still a little pollen being carried into the below mentioned dead hive. I am assuming the hive is got a small amount of laying worker or something. I did not go through the hive and look...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    russ
    I do not communicate clearly. I only had 4 supers in total. So, One each hive till I ran out with some going under the third box and some on top based on what was in the top brood box. Some...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Ok. I lost one more hive and am down to eight hives. If I count the one that died or I killed last oct, that is 20 percent loss this year.

    All I saw in the dead hive was a few capped drone and...
  13. Thread: Missouri

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    What I think are bradford pear (white bloom planted all over in yards and along roads) is now blooming all around.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: A sign of the times

    gozzie
    :thumbsup:
    Cheers
    gww
  15. Thread: Missouri

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    I looked at my redbud today and it does not seem to close to bloom yet.
    Cheers
    gww
  16. Thread: Missouri

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    No picture but I saw my very first dandelion in a sheltered place in my garden. I was a bit surprised it was there. The bees are working the henbit and my plum tree. Not much else out there that I...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I saw my first dandelion in a sheltered area in my garden today.:)
    Cheers
    gww
  18. Thread: Missouri

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    Ok, Maples seem to be gone now. Not much flying weather here. Maybe tomorrow?
    Peach and pear is just starting.
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=54055&stc=1...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    Jw

    Nobody "has" to pay that price.:) Except for the guys that did not have enough votes to win.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Don.t worry about you dignity, unlike most, you are a doer and not just a talker. That is enough to be proud of and the rest will come.
    Good luck
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps 20 hives is a far cry from 6.:) ...
  21. Re: Must See: Queen bee returning from mating flight with endophallus

    Nice video.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I have dropped frames and flipped inter covers full of bees to the ground and got lucky that the bees affected did not go crazy. I have had a few hives at a few times that I just closed up and...
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    Re: set the 1st swarm traps, have some ???

    Just my opinion but with small numbers of traps, putting each a mile away from each other would increase your odds. Pick on relatives and have them call you if they see bees looking. More traps is...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    I haven't had a flue shot since I got out of basic training in 1980.
    Cheers
    gww

    Ps I am not against them but more too lazy to mess with it.
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    Re: A sign of the times

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    I don't know about the tea but I always buy coffee in bulk out of fear of running out, pandemic or no. I don't understand stocking up on bananas though. What, a shelf life of 4 days?
    Cheers...
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