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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
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    Clatskanie, Oregon, USA
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    I just installed two new 3# Packages... let them hang out for 4 days. And just turn out the queens Saturday. One hive was just like it should be with the right number of bees for a 3# package. The other Hive was full of Bees... looked like 7 full frames and not liking me around... now I have the Queen in my hand still in a cage...so where did all the bees come from. I was thanking that a swarm had moved in with queen and all ... But check them today day and my marked Queen stall around and looking good... and the bees are alot nicer today to. Oh and by the way what do you guys put on stings :confused:

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    >The other Hive was full of Bees... looked like 7 full frames and not liking me around...

    Bees in the air are just bees in the air. Bees head butting and buzzing you (with a much louder buzz) are not liking you around.

    > now I have the Queen in my hand still in a cage...so where did all the bees come from.

    Probably drifted from the other hive.

    > I was thanking that a swarm had moved in with queen and all ... But check them today day and my marked Queen stall around and looking good...

    That would indicate it probably wasn't a swarm.

    > and the bees are alot nicer today to.

    Could be the weather or could be you turned the queen loose.

    > Oh and by the way what do you guys put on stings

    Plantain:

    http://weeds.cropsci.uiuc.edu/images...20plantain.jpg

    Mash a leaf and put it on the sting. It's probably growing you your yard, where people walk.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Bradenton, FL, and Davenport, IA, USA
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    Well shoot, I have never seen a picture of what you guys were calling plantain. Plantain for me has always been a banana relative, and I was wondering where in the heck in nebraska or oregon you guys were seeing plantains.

    I don't know what this weed is (it sure is common in temperate climates like New Jersey where I grew up), but I wouldn't call it plantain because of my experience with plantain in florida being that of a type of starchy banana.
    Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Bradenton, FL, and Davenport, IA, USA
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    Well I just looked at the USDA plant database and sure enough it is there listed as a plantain.

    Strange....
    Scot Mc Pherson<br />McPherson Family Honey Farms<br />Davenport, IA<br />BeeWiki: <a href=\"http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org\" target=\"_blank\">http://beewiki.linuxfromscratch.org</a> <br /><br />Pics:<br /> <a href=\"http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/\" target=\"_blank\">http://linuxfromscratch.org/~scot/pics/bees/</a>

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