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by Rhbush318
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Are you starting them in a pot? Please keep us updated on how it works out for you.
by Rhbush318
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

Does anyone have experience growing Tetradium or Bee Bee trees from seed?

Specifically I am trying to decide on direct sowing multiple seeds in the location where I would like one tree to grow or to start the seeds in pots and then transplant. Thank you
by Rhbush318
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Dutch White Clover
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Dutch White Clover

Thank you for the great information. I will focus energy on early producing trees and the advice on spreading dandelions.
by Rhbush318
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Dutch White Clover
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Dutch White Clover

I have seeded about four acres with Dutch White Clover in the fall and again this spring. When bees can forage for miles, does planting a few acres of clover help a small apiary? How large of an area of clover would make a noticeable difference to three to five hives?
by Rhbush318
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Flat Bottom Board used with Top Entrance
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Flat Bottom Board used with Top Entrance

I did a some searching in the subject and it looks like there will not be bee space under the frames. Issues smashing bees and possibly propolizing frames to the bottom board. Is there a better bottom board design for top entrances or is it best to just use a standard bottom board with the entrance ...
by Rhbush318
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Flat Bottom Board used with Top Entrance
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Flat Bottom Board used with Top Entrance

Is it there an issue simply placing the lower hive body on a flat board or plywood while using a top entrance or hole drilled in a hive body? I am looking to implement ideas learned in topics "Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid" and "Condensation and Humidity Manifesto" on this ye...
by Rhbush318
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bryan in Bixby, OK
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Bryan in Bixby, OK

Welcome to the forum Bryan. I am in my second year, my hives are located not too far north of you.
by Rhbush318
Fri May 29, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Southern Plains States
Topic: Record Rainfall and Honey Production
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Record Rainfall and Honey Production

I am a second year beekeeper in NE Oklahoma. This is the wettest May I can remember with rain 5-6 days each week. While I know that the bees forage less in the rain, is there anything to the claim that rain washes out the nectar? Should we expect a good honey year from the additional rain or are we ...
by Rhbush318
Fri May 29, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: To feed or not to feed?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

To feed or not to feed?

First year nuc or package in hive with undrawn wax foundation or plastic.
by Rhbush318
Wed May 27, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid
Replies: 51
Views: 4953

Re: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid

If a solid bottom board encourages convection currents in the hive and increases evaporation, does a solid bottom board reduce the temperature inside the hive?
by Rhbush318
Wed May 27, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid
Replies: 51
Views: 4953

Re: Bottom Boards - Screened or Solid

Can someone elaborate on the "hive as a condenser thought process"?

Also, how does using a solid bottom board make honey evaporate quicker?

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