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  1. Thread: March hive check

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    Re: March hive check

    Starting to see a little bit
  2. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    First deep inspection of the spring yesterday. The girls were agitated and I went full gauntlets and veil. Still had one or two get inside my veil and get me on the neck. As the temps warm and we...
  3. Thread: March hive check

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    Re: March hive check

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  4. Thread: March hive check

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  5. Thread: March hive check

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    March hive check

    Checked the hives today,knock on wood, they are doing well. In fact, one of them could be described as booming. We put a super on it today just to give them a little wiggle room till it is warm...
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    Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    Knock on wood, but both of mine and 8 out of 9 of my neighbor's (the dead out was known weak going in) were still alive and kicking as of last week in central KY. The local Dadants outlet reports...
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    Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Wife took those, she shoots Canon T3i and 60D with various Canon and Tamron lenses. Beyond that and I don't have a clue :)



    Yep, the bees do seem to love them. I tried one, brown sugar with a...
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    Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Both top and bottom deeps were pretty full going in to winter. I didn't take any racks out to look the day we added patties and took the photos, but both still have pretty good heft to them. I am...
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    Re: Mid February hive check photos

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    Mid February hive check photos

    the 60 degree temps last week provided welcome, but short lasting, relief to winter for both the bees and us

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  11. Re: Snapped a few photos of my mid winter hive check

    One hive was a nuc from Dadant outlet in Frankfort KY, the second was a swarm a buddy caught. The inner covers are Dadant masonite models. I did drill two additional one inch holes in opposite...
  12. Re: Snapped a few photos of my mid winter hive check

    Thanks on the pics, the wife takes them and does a fine job. She did manage to pick up two stings for her efforts this time. I might have told her not to worry about jackets and veils and what not,...
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    Re: Hive check (post them here)

    knock on wood, 2 for 2 in good shape. Still plenty heavy. Winter patties being added during warm stretches as a precaution.
  14. Snapped a few photos of my mid winter hive check

    Took advantage of the fifty degree temps yesterday to open the hives and give them a quick check. I was worried about them after the serious cold snap. The bees were very active, flying in and out...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    went pretty well with some homemade biscuits this morning

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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    Kept it sealed up and in cold storage. I was worried about wax moths, but saw no evidence when I opened them up.
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

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    We ended up with four quarts of beautiful honey.

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    Our first honey harvest

    We are new to beekeeping and started with two hives last spring. On the advice of an experienced beekeeper nearby (Burnette Bros. on here), we went with a double deep hive body set up to make sure...
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    Re: Frigid forecast for 1/5/14

    I live near Burnette Bros. Here are the foam boxes we are using to give a little extra warmth to our bees over the next three days. Open at top and bottom vents so as not to impede air flow. ...
  20. Re: Question about queen shutting down this early, or is there a queen at all

    Well, must have a young queen (still never found her). Went down and watched hive for a bit, plenty of bees coming and going and lots of pollen being carried in. Opened it up, calm as could be. Like...
  21. Re: Question about queen shutting down this early, or is there a queen at all

    Kind of what I was thinking. Just for information's sake, when I say it isn't booming, it is still full of bees, I guess 5-7 pounds at least based on what they looked like when we installed the nuc.
  22. Question about queen shutting down this early, or is there a queen at all

    Burnette Bros. and I opened both of my hives last night. Hive two is booming, tons of bees, tons of honey in both deeps and they are filling a super we put on in late summer. Doing awesome for a...
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    Re: Grod blooms in Louisville

    Our girls are packing it in. Goldenrod is booming around here

    Creek bottom field near the house

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    Re: A few photos from the last hive check

    These are both first year hives, they are working on it
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    Re: A few photos from the last hive check

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v685/pentail/hb5_zps45e613ae.jpg
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