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  1. #1
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    Default im not ment to keep bees....

    Went out to check the hive..checked my second brood comb and it fell off. I'd reattach but it was mush. Lay it on the bottom board or toss it?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    If everyone quit when they made a mistake no one would keep bees I learned the hard way that I am deathly allergic to bee venom, but I lived to see another day...the great thing about bees is that they will get to work and make a lot more brood comb and lots of baby bees.....

    Tomorrow is another day.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    were you turning it over or did it just come loose from the frame?

  4. #4
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    When I make a mistake I make a mental note not to do that again. I have lots of notes!

    The bees think of me as the friendly idiot that shows up every so often to interfere with their normal activity.
    life is finite while knowledge is infinite. - Zhuang Zi

  5. #5
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    Didn't realize it takes so long for comb to cure...was turning it over. Of course I don't want to quit just upset..

  6. #6
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    Que pasa...

  7. #7
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    This is a nice video on utube with David Burns who has a nice site of his own. He is showing in this one the proper way to handle a top bar frame and inspecting a hive.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ogK...eature=related

  8. #8
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    The oops become fewer and the successes out weigh them. At least that is what I'm hoping

  9. #9
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nantom670 View Post
    This is a nice video on utube with David Burns who has a nice site of his own. He is showing in this one the proper way to handle a top bar frame and inspecting a hive.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ogK...eature=related
    Wasn't that I handled it wrong, I should've waited till comb was hard not fresh, not making that mistake again..

  10. #10
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    Default Re: im not ment to keep bees....

    Beekad I know exactly how you feel. I spent $135 each on 2 packages of bees. I installed on a Saturday evening and I watched them all fly away on Sunday afternoon. I know how it feels to make mistakes. I am doing a bit of re-engineering so I can cover my entrance with queen excluder and different amounts of reduction.

    I will find some bees somewhere, and hopefully this year.

    TC

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