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Offline bassman1977

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Re: Bees gathering sugar maple sap?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2008, 07:13:33 PM »
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The flowers are inconspicuous, but, for example, a red maple is named as such because the flowers are red.  They're blooming right now around here! 

What the hey!  I need to double check to see if they are going on around here yet.  I have mostly black walnut on my property.
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Re: Bees gathering sugar maple sap?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2008, 08:43:48 PM »
Hey Dick Allen what part of upstate were you brought up in? My Dad grew up on Piller Point.  Tony

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Re: Bees gathering sugar maple sap?
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2008, 10:40:39 PM »
Fort Ann (in the Glens Falls/Lake George region) about 60 miles due north of Albany and 35 miles west of Rutland, Vermont. For the past few years I've been getting back there this time of year to do some maple syrup. This year I didn't go.  So folks, how is the maple syrup production this year, anyway?

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Re: Bees gathering sugar maple sap?
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2008, 01:22:27 AM »
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The flowers are inconspicuous, but, for example, a red maple is named as such because the flowers are red.  They're blooming right now around here! 

What the hey!  I need to double check to see if they are going on around here yet.  I have mostly black walnut on my property.

Bassman. did you know that black walnut shavings in your smoker now and again will kill varroa? Ask the fatbeeman if you don't believe me.

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Re: Bees gathering sugar maple sap?
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2008, 10:05:44 AM »
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Bassman. did you know that black walnut shavings in your smoker now and again will kill varroa? Ask the fatbeeman if you don't believe me.

Yeah, I saw a post on that.  That's good stuff.   :)
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