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  Topic: Jerusalem Artichokes are in Bloom :)

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:46 pm   Subject: Jerusalem Artichokes are in Bloom :)
Just keep in mind that those guys can be terribly invasive and hard to kill. That in mind, you have one question to ask yourselves...

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
  Topic: Lonely in Ohio

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:05 pm   Subject: Lonely in Ohio
I've even posted adds to Criagslist... can't find a single bee mentor, let alone a natural one!

Is anybody on here nearby?
  Topic: Deyhrating Honey

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:39 pm   Subject: Deyhrating Honey
Is there any point or benefit that could come from dehydrating honey?

I've done a little research and saw one company selling cough drops and little packets of dehydrated honey to put in tea or c ...
  Topic: Clover

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:34 pm   Subject: Clover
If you wait till the flowers die back, they will have gone to seed... cutting at this point helps to increase the clover in your yard. While it's not necessarily good for your bare feet, it's great f ...
  Topic: Doorstep honey sales

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:05 pm   Subject: Doorstep honey sales
So you are telling me that you created an auto-correct, such that if I post the word kitchen (Edit: In my first post I typed in k.itchen, without the "."), it will change it to frog?

ED ...
  Topic: Doorstep honey sales

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:53 pm   Subject: Doorstep honey sales
If you produce any food product in the UK and use your frog... she asked if I produced any jam in the frog, as I need to have the frog registered, I said yes, and it was registered there and then, wit ...
  Topic: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:57 pm   Subject: Harvesting honey from a Warre hive

There are allowable levels of contaminate in all kinds of foods, I wonder how many people know the levels of rat feces allowed in products like white bread, I think you'd be amazed, and most custom ...
  Topic: son of hivemonster

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:19 pm   Subject: son of hivemonster
Well the only issue I can see if when it comes time to "hibernate", they will have to decide if they are going to go up, or keep moving along to the side... but that's not a huge issue if th ...
  Topic: Just finished building this bee mansion

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:32 pm   Subject: Brilliant!
Nice job! I like the vinyl corner mold.

I was wondering if that was a vinyl corner piece... I'm in the middle of replacing the siding on my home and have a few, er, scraps... otherwise known as mi ...
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