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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Monongahela, Pennsylvania, USA
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    78

    Default Surprise, Surprise

    Yesterday, I checked a few hives that were a little low on stores. With the temps were close to 55 degrees, I decided to open a hive that I thought was dead and being robbed. To my surprise was still hanging on. This was a russian queen that I had purchased in summer of '07. As I was moving some honey closer to the cluster, I saw the queen still marked from 2007. I had not seen her at all last fall. With their reputation of swarming, I thought she was long gone.
    Also got into a colony that was a late swarm from last fall (Sept 15th or so). It never really built up and I thought it to was dead. Not only did it survive, but to my surprise it was really boiling over with bees.
    Fed them both, gave them a half of pollen patty, and now all I can do is hope they will make the rest of the winter.
    Al

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sacramento,California,USA
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    Its good to hear your great news Alf, hope your success continues!
    “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    OPP, Al USA
    Posts
    415

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    Congrats, Gomer!!!

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