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  1. Beekeeping 101
    To keep weeds/grasses from overwhelming my 2 backyard hives, I've placed some rubber matting and cardboard around them. That does a great job at covering the greenery [and I'm glad it's out of sight of the public] but ... should I be concerned about SHBs getting under there and breeding? Should...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Im told bugs like ants and other things can jump off tall grasses and get into the hive .. but .. I see many people with tall grasses in a wild setting with TBH's. I like the idea of the wild uncut setting but am worried about an infestation of any sort. Any advice on this subject? To Mow or not...
  3. Bee Forum
    Expecting the honey flow in this area to end in a few weeks, I was pointed to weather.com's pollen count as a possible indicator. The only problem is, it's the opposite to what I might have expected. "For the Philadelphia area, the pollen count for Pollen season can vary from year to year...
  4. Bee Forum
    I just remembered a formula for all natural weed killer, no harmful chemicals whatsoever - just two ingredients, and it is non-toxic. Take one part of white vinegar and mix it with one part of table salt. I don't think it matters but when I used this, I used salt with iodine in it. Mix...
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