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  Topic: What are some good bee plants???
major1896

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:15 am   Subject: What are some good bee plants???
Your bees will love the blackberries....for sure...remember they will forage up to 3 miles....

I might add some clover in your acreage. White and red.....the more the better....

Have fun

How ...
  Topic: new castle indiana, new urban TBH beekeeper
major1896

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:20 am   Subject: new castle indiana, new urban TBH beekeeper
My bees like clover and. Lavender. Lots of lavender. But they will travel far for there needs anyway.

You can't keep them corralled anyway

Howard
  Topic: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers?
major1896

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:13 pm   Subject: Pacific Northwest Beekeepers?
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  Topic: Traditional Japanese hive or "pseudo-skep"
major1896

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:23 am   Subject: Pseudo skepts
Very interesting. I might look into these
 
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