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  1. Thread: Washington

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    Re: Washington

    The bees went foraging between frequent showers. The most popular pollen source was ivy (60%), followed by evening primrose, fuchsia, seven-son flower, jewelweed, cherry laurel (from fall bloom of...
  2. Thread: Washington

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    I found a few ivy flowers among countless flower buds. The bees had found them (i.e., had begun bringing back some ivy pollen) a few weeks earlier.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •9/2/19 - 9/8/19
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    Re: What flowers leave this mark on the thorax

    I live near the North end of Lake Washington and the jewelweed is very common. A few years ago they (the city or county?) made some effort to get rid of it from wetlands in my neighborhood but...
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    Re: What flowers leave this mark on the thorax

    jewelweed?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0omSxSDKhOA
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    Re: Shade ground cover nectar

    English ivy is #1 bee-friendly shade tolerant late bloomer here but probably you do not want it (invasive). Winter heath and Christmas rose (hellebore) can be grown in part shade but I don’t know...
  6. Thread: Washington

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    Re: Washington

    Japanese knotweed came to full bloom on shady creek banks. The bees made a fair progress in honey supers.

    [Native bees on wildflowers, along Pacific Crest Trail at 6000 ft]
    5107751079

    •Lake...
  7. Re: Winter Broodless Period for Northern Latitudes.

    I’m about 50 miles South of you (Zone 8, North Seattle area). When I had a deadout in mid January 2017, there already were capped brood. During winter 2017/2018, I had a plastic board inserted from...
  8. Thread: Washington

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    Lots of honey bees were seen on Japanese knotweed, thriving not only on creek banks but also in places that would be much drier in a typical summer.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
    •8/19/19 - 8/24/19...
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    Re: Pollen Color Chart?

    I have not found a color chart specific for Western Washington. I think this Wikipedia site is still the best (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pollen_sources).

    The popular pollen species my...
  10. Thread: Partridge Pea

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    Re: Partridge Pea

    I have some in my garden and they do attract honey bees, although not as much as other plants, such as oregano, cucumber, aster, and etc. But I have no idea what will happen if I had a few acres full...
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    Re: Failed OAV treatments?

    +1
  12. Thread: Apivar and Supers

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    Re: Apivar and Supers

    Yes, I usually process capped and partially capped frames in the same batch (after shaking thin nectar off from the latter), but your method is safer.
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    Re: Combine colonies in August?

    I did something like that a month ago without any problem (in my case, I wanted to swap two colonies between a double 5-frame nuc and a full sized hive).
  14. Thread: Apivar and Supers

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    Re: Apivar and Supers

    I personally think it is safe (especially after reading post#7 by psm1212), but I could not find any regulations/recommendations that directly addresses your question. The closest I found is this...
  15. Thread: Apivar and Supers

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    Re: Apivar and Supers

    At the end of honey harvesting season, I shake partially capped frames vigorously to remove thin nectar before extracting. I assume the nectar that stays is thick enough to be harvested and so far I...
  16. Thread: Washington

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    Re: Washington

    The bees put some nectar in the honey super, probably from Japanese knotweed flowers in full bloom*. Leafcutter bees were active on >75F days, bringing small pieces of leaves and flower petals into...
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    Re: Vine identification

    I do not think it is ivy because the shape of each flower is not right . Not sure whether it is bluevine or hempvine or something else (I have never actually seen them), but it looks more like...
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    Re: Vine identification

    I did Google search for ‘vine with small white tubular flowers’ and the closest match I could find was climbing hempvine (Mikania scandens), native to your location.
  19. Thread: Washington

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    Re: Washington

    Honey bees were often seen on garden plants and wildflowers in wetlands. They also worked on dandelion-lookalikes still doing well on roadsides, thanks to exceptionally regular rainfall for summer.
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    Re: Any ideas what this plant is?

    Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium)?
  21. Thread: Washington

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    Re: Washington

    Japanese knotweed is now seriously in bloom here and there. We extracted the remainder of blackberry honey and put a super back on, hoping to get some strong-flavored honey.

    •Lake Forest Park, WA...
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    When I set up my small backyard apiary, I put a landscaping fabric (to suppress weeds) and, for aesthetic purpose, put small rive rocks on it. Now, half-decomposed bee carcasses and other debris are...
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    Re: Mason Bees & Wasps

    This is my 3 rd year of ‘backyard mason bee keeping’. They pollinate my small apple tree, which is ignored by my honey bees who have bigger fish to fry. A couple of weeks after the last nesting tube...
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    Re: Vancouver Island - pink nectar source?

    I’m ~125 mi southeast from you (north Seattle area) but I think our floras are not very different. No, I have never seen pink nectar.
  25. Re: Tree ratios on acreage versus # number of hives supportable?

    Like others said, it depends on trees, your climate, and what else (flowering shrubs, wild flowers, crops and etc) is available in your neighborhood.

    I’m in Zone 8, and I would love to have winter...
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