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Old 01-31-2013, 05:37 PM   #15
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Just went out and dug the bee's entrance out of the snow again...took my grandson with me....snow was thigh high for him....lol!!!

Seems like just yesterday they were out and about, hive was humming with activity.......today dead silence......sure hope they make it through the winter.....it's this hives first and not so sure it was a strong hive to begin with.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:19 PM   #16
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Listen honey...This may be none of my bee's wax, but the buzz is, that beauty is in the eye of the beeholder.
bee keeping has become popular in my area. Funny enough though one city bee keeper wrote a letter to the editor of our local paper this summer complaining that bears showed up in his yard & destroyed his beehive and the Wildlife folks refused to come to his place to trap or shoot the bear. The letter writer felt that having bears coming into his yard in the middle of the city was dangerous and as he had never had one in his yard before so it must be because the population of bears has been allowed to get to large.... seems it went right over his head that the beehives were a tab more attractive to the bears than the old marigolds he use to only have in his garden.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:58 PM   #17
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many years ago we had a small 25 acre farmette I kept 5 hives, they went when we sold the place, lot of work, lot of fun, we had a neighbor with much more experience than I and he knew how to separate the seasons for different types of honey. The favorite was sourwood honey. It was clear as water but very tasty
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:07 PM   #18
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So my bees did really well this year despite my initial helicopter bee parenting - I was pretty sure they were all gonna die shortly after I installed the packages back in the spring.

But they thrived, produced a boatload of honey - which I left for them for the winter save a couple of frame (TASTY!)...and then the little ingrates picked up and left a day or two before Hurricane Sandy arrived on the east coast. No note, no nothing.

So I'm starting up again from scratch this spring. At least now I know a little bit more about what I'm doing.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:35 PM   #19
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There a lesson for ya....get out of town when the bees leave!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:38 PM   #20
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Hmmm . . . abandoned ship did they? Maybe they sensed the approaching storm and buzzed off to a less stormy location.
Hope your next batch produces as well and sticks around a little longer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:29 AM   #21
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My Dad used to keep bees and recently gave me all of his boxes and other gear. I'm signed up to take a beekeeping class the first of March. Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:03 AM   #22
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Years ago I use to have some 30+ hives and it was a lot of fun, but haven't had one in quite some time now. Its a nice enjoyable hobby.
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Ken, now's the time to order more bees.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:22 PM   #24
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Hi Jen

I have had as many as 5 hives in my yard with cats and dogs close at hand, the cats jump on the top of the hives, they walk right up to the hives when I am working them and there is no interaction. It is so fun to just sit and watch them!

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even though i have a keen interest in someday having an apiarie, i have gotten no closer then keeping my honey for 41 years
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even though i have a keen interest in someday having an apiarie, i have gotten no closer then keeping my honey for 41 years

John, does your Honey get sweeter after 41 years
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #27
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I built a top bar hive and my bees are ordered should b here at beginning of April. Can't wait
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