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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    i got lazy and paid for my mistake. went to a allergy specialist and am in testing on the severity of reaction. but good news is after testing done and he knows right where i'm at, he will be able to...
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    wow bad morning, since bees were so sweet yesterday. i decided to not suit up to remove empty feed bag. big mistake, got 1 sting right in jugular, got stung once 7 times no issues, 1 sting to...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    thank you very much, ok looks like feeding them was good, 2 pints gone in 24 hours and 1 new comb built. but there are bee's returning to hive loaded with pollen so thats good too, maybe another 2...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    1 Week later and all is good. but it is different having 3 times the bee's in my hive. was use to the amount of bees in old hive, 3 times as many, 3 times the activity. my property and neighbors are...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    so removed them and put them in my tbh. came back at night and taped up entrance(everybody home and tucked in) and wheeled them home to there new location.

    http://youtu.be/G-nZZ7QHrdw
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    ok update time, lost my queen and hive just died out. why i lost queen no idea, they were doing good then all of a sudden less bees and activity daily until nothing. But 2 weeks ago after hive being...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    only day to do a little hive maintenance and it was overcast. well bee's are more grumpy on a overcast day lol. had to back up and let them settle a few times. not bad but I did get more attention...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    it really helps but a week sick has slowed me down and no real bee stuff, just rest
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    my pleasure, it works perfectly. i might remove the tee's up top and just use couplings but do like slots to put bars, it helps when i'm wearing my bee gloves. room for 3 bars, but i don't think i'll...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    i posted a bunch of new pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobalbright/
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    Re: question on tbh entrances?

    thanks am planing on it, but here in so cal not much of a winter, still need to do the shift but my bee's here work all year around and don't need quite the winter stores of honey that other...
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    Re: question on tbh entrances?

    center back, 3 holes lol
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    http://youtu.be/1Ft3O1lEfZQ
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    ok opened up hive checked all comb, everything perfect, combs straight, no attachments, didnt look for much more than that, just wanted to make sure everything starting out well and straight. they...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    ok think today is the day to do 1st inspection, i see 5 combs and there doing well. was going to leave them a month but want to see if and correcting any comb issues now. before they really get to...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    i was told i needed to clean out mess in bottom or they could start building comb on it, last i will open hive for a week, then will open it for 1st inspection and make sure combs are straight and...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    needed to clean out my new hive

    http://youtu.be/z0oVu9WgpY8
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    Re: Ugh, comb is so freakin fragile...

    i just started bee keeping and using a top bar hive, i found out quickly just how fragile combs are. there just starting to build combs so i'm sure this will be something i need to deal with soon
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    today they have settled in and are doing much better, leaf and branches from rescue in the bottom of top bar, more than i want, since a swarm i'm thinking they filled up with honey and i'm not going...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    thank you very much
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    got them to calm down and most into hive, i added a few bags of sugar water to help them, tomorrow i'll get inside hive and clean up a little and put feeder inside
    and install cover...
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    http://youtu.be/6P7HUei88qo
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    http://youtu.be/K3zrIyXPyPw
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    about 40% still inside and clumped on the combs i had in there
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    Re: My Start to Beekeeping

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h124/f4mnect/001_zps1d974fb8.jpg
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