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Re: More weather, and other stuff


Hummm...maybe I need to make sure all the hornet and yellowjackets are
removed...I have plently of native plants and flowering plants for birds
and butterflies...have plenty of them but not bees...have lots of lady bugs
and have put lacewing eggs in the yard.


Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
Remember:  The River Raisin, The Alamo, The Maine, Pearl Harbor, 9/11


> [Original Message]
> From: Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/5/2007 11:56:47 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] More weather, and other stuff
>
> I've noticed more honey bees this spring too. Ed has been decimating the 
> hornet & yellowjacket populations the past few years & I think that has 
> helped. Nothing like when we kept hives on the property of course. Still
I 
> enjoy seeing them around. The tracheal mite infestation did in a lot of
the 
> wild colonies around here. I'm hoping that is done with.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 7:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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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