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    Establishing new food plot

    That is going to be a great plot.
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    Honey Bees

    Nice catch! My traps still have seen no action. I may have the too low. They are only about 7 feet high.
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    Honey Bees

    That's interesting that the hives in the neighborhoods catch the bees. I've noticed that my swarm trap in my yard gets no attention yet I have scout bees buzzing around me while sitting on the front porch not 100 yards away. They seem to be finicky little creatures.
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    Honey Bees

    That's good to know. It may just not be warm enough yet around here in southwestern Virginia and southern West Virginia where my places are at.
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    Honey Bees

    Also could it be possible there are just no bees in my area?
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    Honey Bees

    Here is one of my swarm traps. its right around 40 liters with 5 foundationless deep frames. I painted melted beeswax on the frames with a paintbrush and put a q-tip with lemongrass oil in a zipper bag placed on top of the frames, with 2 drops at the entrance. Wish I could have had frames with...
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    Honey Bees

    You guy catching swarms in swarm traps have got me a little jealous. I'm getting into bees for the first time this year and put out 2 swarm traps baited with lemongrass oil. Not one bee has paid any attention to either one of them. Come on guys, spill the beans, what's the secret?
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    This is my 13.52 acres. What would the best plan be to have cattle, wildlife and a home on it?

    If you are legal to bait deer in Alabama then you could have some mighty fine hunting on a property that size and still have cattle. I'm not here to argue the ethics of baiting but its undeniable that a feeder on a small property can rival the biggest most well managed deer property in the area.
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    Wheat Seeding- Is it too late

    I would think sunflowers and milo would attract more doves. But then again I don't dove hunt so maybe someone with more experience can chime in. Egyptian wheat can get close to 10 feet tall and milo about half that height. Plant them together and you could end up with just a field of egyptian wheat.
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    Wheat Seeding- Is it too late

    What is the benefit of planting egyptian wheat and milo together?
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    Clethodim around young fruit trees?

    That's good to hear. I planted all my fruit trees in an old horse pasture and the grass is relentless. The past couple of years I have needed to spray glyphosate around them twice a year, which has involved carrying around a piece of plywood to prevent getting any on the trees. My hope is to...
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    Clethodim around young fruit trees?

    Is it safe to use clethodim around young apple and pear trees? Would it work better than the glyphosate I've been using?
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    Leasing Farm Land to Potato Farmer

    I think what SD is getting at is the possibility of well water contamination from the potato farming.
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    Establishing new food plot

    If it was me I wouldn't even till it. Just level it with the skid loader, Hit it with gly a time or two and broadcast the seed before some good rain. What do you plan on planting?
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    The Year of the Oaks

    That's awesome. I had always been told its takes like 40 years for an oak tree to start producing.
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