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Beekeeping 101 / Beginners Class
« Last post by Bakersdozen on Today at 11:17:59 am »
Our local bee club is hosting a Beginning Beekeeping Class this weekend. There are 115 in attendance. I did my presentation on Saturday and answered questions about Honey Plants. I'm headed back today to give some information to several people who asked about converting grassland to a more pollinator friendly landscape.





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Calendar & Events / Re: Krisp Given Zoom Event
« Last post by Bakersdozen on Today at 10:42:10 am »
Tonight!
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Recipes / Re: What's Cookin'
« Last post by The15thMember on February 22, 2024, 10:33:26 pm »
Sausage and tortellini soup, along with a new homemade dinner roll.  Also, our local grocery store had these cupcakes. :)




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Beekeeping 101 / Re: Secondhand Questions about Flow Hives
« Last post by iddee on February 18, 2024, 06:43:32 am »
Contact Michael Bush. He has used them and can help you with them.

 bushfarms.com/bees.htm
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Beekeeping 101 / Secondhand Questions about Flow Hives
« Last post by The15thMember on February 17, 2024, 10:44:37 pm »
My family is a member of the School of Traditional Skills, and I've been helping answer bee questions on their private forum lately.  There are some questions about Flow Hives which I have no experience with, so I was wondering if anyone who has used them has any tips, tricks, or helpful information about using them that I could pass on to newbees who have purchased one (other than the obvious "you still have to inspect").   
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Gardening / Re: True or false?
« Last post by Bakersdozen on February 14, 2024, 11:38:23 am »
15th and iddee, those are two interesting thoughts. 
I asked a fellow gardening beekeeper if she had ever heard of this and she sent me two links to read.  In short, it sounds like it works for some species of plants but not others.  Hibiscus was used in one study and it had a positive effect. www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/uhmg/news/V21-honey-rooting-Firth.pdf
https://ajabtr.smartsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/The-Effects-of-Honey-on-Root-Generation-in-Plant-Cuttings.pdf
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Gardening / Re: True or false?
« Last post by iddee on February 13, 2024, 04:32:31 pm »
I would say with the honey, you get twice as much root hormone to stick to the stem, therefore twice the rooting help.
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Gardening / Re: True or false?
« Last post by The15thMember on February 13, 2024, 12:42:31 pm »
Why do you need to follow up with rooting hormone if honey is a rooting hormone?
Yeah, that's kind of telling to me.  ;)  Honey would probably be good as an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, and the sugars could help give the plant a little boost, but I doubt there is a significant amount of actual plant rooting hormone in honey. 
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Gardening / True or false?
« Last post by Bakersdozen on February 13, 2024, 11:28:57 am »
Let me see what everyone thinks about this.
I just read, on social media that honey is a natural root stimulator and fertilizer. Never heard that before! The person posting said to 1. Dip the cut end in honey. 2. Then dip in rooting hormone. 3. Then you can water with honey water.  Hmmmmm
Have you ever heard this before?
Why do you need to follow up with rooting hormone if honey is a rooting hormone?
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Calendar & Events / Krisp Given Zoom Event
« Last post by Bakersdozen on February 12, 2024, 07:46:06 pm »
Krispn Given will be speaking to the Southwestern Ohio Beekeepers Association on 2/25/24 at 7:30 pm ET.  There seems to be some confusion regarding the date of the presentation.  I will assume the date is 2/25/24. The cost is free.
Go to: https://www.swohiobeekeepers.com/meetings to register and see the calendar of future speakers.
Given is a honey bee breeder and researcher at Purdue University.
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