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  • Jon McFadden
    May 1, 2005
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      I wish Root would publish a book for Charles Koover's
      articles like they did Richard's.
      Jon

      --- davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...> wrote:

      > Always been a fan Of Richard Taylor. His "The Best
      > of Bee Talk" is my
      > current bedside reader. Saw a couple of Blackberry
      > blossoms today!!
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Jon McFadden" <n6vc@...>
      > To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 10:40 PM
      > Subject: Re: [beekeeping] Thin Surplus
      >
      >
      > > David,
      > > Thanks for the information on the Sourwood. I
      > don't
      > > think there is any here in Arkansas.
      > > Looking forward to the Blackberry, however.
      > > The Honey Locust went fairly well this year. Some
      > > years we get lots, others not much. It depends on
      > the
      > > weather. When it starts, it will continue until
      > the
      > > next rain. You can tell in the fall by the number
      > of
      > > bean pods that make.
      > > There are two writers whose columns I would read
      > > religiously; Charles Koover and Richard Taylor. It
      > was
      > > sad when they both left us. At least Richard
      > Talylor
      > > left books behind. Charley should have, but
      > didn't.
      > > Jon
      > >
      > > --- davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > > Live just West of Greensboro N.C.. Remember
      > seeing
      > > > Sourwood trees blooming
      > > > in Knoxville Tennessee one Summer. Not sure if
      > > > they're on your side of the
      > > > Mississippi (Love that SPELL-CHECK!!) though.
      > The
      > > > Blackberries buds are
      > > > starting to swell up here but I've yet to see
      > any
      > > > white blooms. Blackberry
      > > > blossoms aren't anything you can set your watch
      > to,
      > > > seem like there's a
      > > > weeks difference every year. Sourwood's a July
      > bloom
      > > > around here. I always
      > > > try to have my combs drawn out from the
      > Blackberry
      > > > flow. The Blackberries
      > > > around here have always been pretty dependable.
      > As
      > > > for the Sourwood, well,
      > > > sometimes you're covered up in it, sometimes ya
      > > > don't even get a full super
      > > > out of it. Don't give up the day job!! I try
      > to
      > > > "Crowd down" my hives a la
      > > > Richard Taylor's "The Comb Honey Book". The
      > down
      > > > side of crowding down is
      > > > the swarm thing though. I've been thinking of
      > going
      > > > with a swarm in a medium
      > > > super over a shallow super just for Sourwood cut
      > > > comb. Ain't but one way to
      > > > find out. Boy, I'd give my right arm for hives
      > that
      > > > could put out 350-400
      > > > lbs of Sourwood!!
      > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > From: "Jon McFadden" <n6vc@...>
      > > > To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 12:51 AM
      > > > Subject: Re: [beekeeping] Thin Surplus
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > > David,
      > > > > Where do you live? I've heard of sourwood, but
      > > > have
      > > > > never eaten it.
      > > > > I see both the Blackberry and the Honeysuckle
      > are
      > > > > getting set here, too. I wish the bees could
      > take
      > > > > advantage of the honeysuckle. My big flow is
      > > > Tupelo.
      > > > > There are only a few places around with enough
      > > > > wetlands to support them. I once got a swarm
      > built
      > > > up
      > > > > early enough to get a surplus. I harvested 350
      > to
      > > > 400
      > > > > lbs off that one hive.
      > > > > Jon
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- davidbrowder <davidbrowder@...>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > Yeah, cut comb's the way to go. I've got
      > this
      > > > little
      > > > > > trailer and every
      > > > > > summer I load it up and "follow the bloom".
      > > > First
      > > > > > Blackberry, (It'll be
      > > > > > starting in the next couple of weeks.) leave
      > em
      > > > > > there till it's over and
      > > > > > then up in the hills for Sourwood. If ya
      > time
      > > > it
      > > > > > right, and shuffle the
      > > > > > supers a little the bees will have capped
      > > > blackberry
      > > > > > honey and a couple of
      > > > > > supers with built up comb around the second
      > > > week of
      > > > > > June. Just in time for
      > > > > > the Sourwood. Popping the lid off a hive and
      > > > finding
      > > > > > it chock full of
      > > > > > Sourwood honey, that's bout as good as it
      > gets!!
      > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > From: "Jon McFadden" <n6vc@...>
      > > > > > To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 11:59 PM
      > > > > > Subject: Re: [beekeeping] Thin Surplus
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > Hi David,
      > > > > > > There is a delicate flavor that goes
      > missing
      > > > after
      > > > > > > extracting. I like to stick my finger in
      > the
      > > > honey
      > > > > > on
      > > > > > > the top bars and lick it for that reason.
      > > > > > > Cut comb in the jar is an eyecatcher and
      > > > > > definitely
      > > > > > > places your offering on a different
      > playing
      > > > field
      > > > > > that
      > > > > > > the imports. They can't really compete
      > with
      > > > the
      > > > > > home
      > > > > > > grown stuff because of the shelf life.
      > > > > > > Jon
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- davidbrowder
      > <davidbrowder@...>
      > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > The little pint jar with a thick peice
      > of
      > > > comb's
      > > > > > > > been a good seller lately.
      > > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > > > > > > From: "Jon McFadden" <n6vc@...>
      > > > > > > > To: <beekeeping@yahoogroups.com>
      > > > > > > > Sent: Friday, April 29, 2005 11:30 PM
      > > > > > > > Subject: Re: [beekeeping] Thin Surplus
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > LaRae,
      > > > > > > > > They would care if they were planning
      > on
      > > > > > carving
      > > > > > > > off a
      > > > > > > > > chunk of comb honey to spread on their
      > > > bread,
      > > > > > > > > although, I'm not sure there are very
      > many
      > > > > > people
      > > > > > > > left
      > > > > > > > > that really know how to handle it,
      > > > anymore.
      > > > > > > > > Jon
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > --- LaRae Pranter
      > > > > > <prantersacres@...>
      > > > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > Ah ok...well the country people here
      > > > won't
      > > > > > care
      > > > > > > > > > about delicate looks...they are more
      > > > about
      > > > > > > > quality
      > > > > > > > > > and cost of product <G>
      > > > > > > > > >
      >
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