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Offline paus

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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2017, 11:13:19 pm »
The bees are finally working the goldenrod heavy.  I have a small aster like low growing plant white dime size blooms they are also working.  Where can you get bills big blue aster seed

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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2017, 11:35:19 pm »
I just moved my bees to a friends house who has at least 2 acres of solid golden rod and
Spanish Needle in full bloom one yard away from the hives. He was afraid to allow the bees and it turns out that his wife now wants to keep a hive on his property permanently.
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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2017, 11:30:31 am »
He was afraid to allow the bees........... What was he afraid of?

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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2017, 11:30:48 am »
Our golden rod is starting to fade.

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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2017, 04:21:51 pm »
BW, same here. Now we got robbing to watch out for. I've lost two very small nucs to robbing.
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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2017, 06:12:16 pm »
He was afraid to allow the bees........... What was he afraid of?
The unknown. :)
Jim
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Re: Golden Rod
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 01:33:32 pm »
I am in southwest Louisiana.  Interesting what someone said above about different varieties liking or not liking lots of rain.  Didn't know that. Anyway, what we have down here likes moist soil.  If the soil is too dry it will bloom like gangbusters but not produce any nectar.  I think that could be what is going on for you folks in NE Texas.  My the same token, you probably all know that a good rain will wash pollen off of the blooms so typically you start getting some new nectar a few days after it rains.
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