Hickory is fairly rare in our woods, so I leave them be. Hornbeam is nearly non-existent. I have seen ironwood occasionally. Mulberry is a very tough, flexible wood and has the advantage that it is a weed. I could cut it all day and never hurt the population. Also it makes nice long smooth branches that require minimal trimming.I'm curious AR1- why mulberry?
I would have assumed hickory or hornbeam.
Tobacco will be the last to sprout! And it will stay tiny for a few weeks after that.Most of the wife's stuff is up and growing. Have sweet potatoes in the kitchen window but not in the garden yet.
Have not got the ground worked up yet. Me and the wife both independently scattered random seed in the same place independent of each other with mine being tobacco and so now I need to let all the stuff grow long enough for me to tell which plants are tobacco.
Makes sense- I just wondered if I was missing out on a forest secret. Sounds like you are making the best of an abundant resource.Mulberry is a very tough, flexible wood and has the advantage that it is a weed. I could cut it all day and never hurt the population. Also it makes nice long smooth branches that require minimal trimming.
I had very heavy scouting yesterday in the back - and the darn thing did not come. Stupid fools! LOLStill no activity at any of the bait hives. We are approaching the main swarm season, and I would expect scouts by now.
Cloudy early in the evening then becoming partly cloudy in the late evening and early morning then becoming mostly clear. A 30 percent chance of showers in the evening. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening.
Sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph.
Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 70. East winds around 5 mph in the morning shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
That's the rub. I would like to pull that queen, but unfortunately it would be difficult to do without risking harm. That hive was from a late swarm that went into whatever equipment I could find, so it has mixed deep and medium frames which the bees decided to completely cross comb together, in two mediums.ar1
I have no doubt that you have made many more splits then me but I would be pulling that queen and some bees now and let the rest finish the cells. No sense in letting her leave.
Good news and good luck.