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Re: More weather, and other stuff


I have tons of bees, honey, bumble and leafcutters.  I think they appreciate
the organic wildlife habitat and the abundance of herbs, flowers and such.
I haven't seen any decline and would be very sad to see it.

On 5/4/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I seem to have a lot of honeybees in my yard, and I surely do hope they
> stay
> there.  The ones around here live mostly in hives of their own design.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 3:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] More weather, and other stuff
>
>
> > Glad to hear that some are doing well...we are having enough trouble
> with
> > food without losing a major pollinator.  We used to have a number in my
> > neighborhood but for the past couple of years, I've only seen yellow
> > jackets and sweat bees.
> >
> > Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
> > Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 5/4/2007 4:45:17 PM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] More weather, and other stuff
> >>
> >> Honeybees kept in artificial--that is, man made--hives have been
> >> victims of various fungi, predators, and whatever, off and on since
> >> whoever brought them here from Europe originally. Asked to guess, I
> >> would venture that feral bees have a much greater chance of survival,
> >> if only because the invasive little critters live in hives of their own
> >> design and choosing once they escape the wicker baskets and wooden
> >> boxes of husbandry.
> >>
> >> On May 4, 2007, at 3:38 PM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
> >>
> >> > They are honeybees. I have heard about the colony collapse disorder
> >> > (they are suspecting a particular fungus now), but these bees appear
> to
> >> > be pretty active. Haven't seen any dead ones yet.
> >> >
> >> > Cyndi
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> > Behalf Of Bonnie Holmes
> >> > Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 11:51 AM
> >> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] More weather, and other stuff
> >> >
> >> > I'm surprised about the bees...are you sure they are bees and not
> >> > yellow
> >> > jackets?  Bees have been dying in the US...many beekeepers have lost
> >> > most of their hives and no one knows the answer...referred to as the
> >> > AIDS of bees...they just disappear...no dead remains to help ID the
> >> > cause.  Maybe they have all migrated to your state?
> >> >
> >> > Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
> >> > Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> [Original Message]
> >> >> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> >> Date: 5/4/2007 2:20:13 PM
> >> >> Subject: [CHAT] More weather, and other stuff
> >> >>
> >> >> I guess we are back to Dirt Days - the forecast is calling for winds
> >> >> greater than 50mph today. It has been building up for a couple days
> >> >> now, I drove through the dirt clouds last night going home. I'm
> trying
> >> >
> >> >> to decide which is hardest on my spring garden - the howling winds
> or
> >> >> the 90F unseasonable temps we had last weekend. What a choice! At
> >> >> least with the high temps I could enjoy being outside even if the
> >> >> garden was cooking.
> >> >> When it was hot I was noticing all the bees. My spanish lavender was
> >> >> covered with them, I think every blossom had a bee on it, hundreds
> and
> >> >
> >> >> hundreds of them. Many more than I usually see. I don't know if we
> >> >> have more bees than usual or if I have more food for them than
> >> > anywhere else.
> >> >>
> >> >> On the plus side, I am now able to sit on the ground to weed, I
> still
> >> >> need my chair to help me get up again, but I can see normal movement
> >> >> will be possible before too long. Woohoo! I won't be riding for a
> >> >> while because we have some weekend commitments coming up, but I
> >> >> suppose that gives everything a chance to heal up really well before
> I
> >> > get on again.
> >> >> There's still ground squirrels in the garden, and way too many
> >> > rabbits.
> >> >> There is a small patch of grass out by the horse corrals, maybe 4
> feet
> >> >
> >> >> square, it's where we toss the hose after filling horse troughs so
> it
> >> >> gets water splashed. I went out to feed the other night and there
> were
> >> >
> >> >> 5 rabbits munching away. They didn't even move till I got very
> close.
> >> >> Grrrr, I told husband he had better start taking the pellet gun with
> >> >> him. If they stopped with the grass all would be well but they are
> >> >> going after my pea plants (of course) and soon they'll notice the
> >> >> lettuce. I wish I could see them getting in, I keep plugging holes
> in
> >> >> the fence but they are amazing at finding new ones.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Cyndi
> >> >>
> >> >>
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> >> >
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Sunset Zone 25
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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