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  1. #1
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    Default DON'T Be a slacker!!

    I am a slacker.
    When you're a slacker, you don't check the hive that is farthest from the house because you checked the one that is by the back door.
    When you don't check your hive for 3 weeks +, you don't know you went queenless at least a week before.
    You also don't see the wax moth colony that actually owns the hive now.
    When you don't know you have wax moths, you don't prevent them from ruining all your drawn comb.
    When they ruin all your comb you have to trash it all.
    When you trash all your comb, you feel bad and dumb even though you just learned a lesson.
    Lesson is don't be a slacker.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Ouch! Sorry about that. Maybe you can move it to be by the back door with the other hive.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    I haven't checked mine in over a month...... must be a slacker as well! lol

  4. #4
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Been there done that...join the club.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Been there done that as well - sometimes life just takes over
    Cheers
    Rob

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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Now is not a good time to be losing all your comb. If I found one all crosscombed this time of year, I would leave them until spring. If I found them in the middle of summer I'd make frames and do a cutout...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  7. #7
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    On my cross comb video http://youtu.be/nn9unz_3S5U I had 18 bars crossed, I cut 9 from the back and went back in with straight comb attached. I left the front comb so I would not kill the brood and what I have not mentioned earlier, after a year the bees had straightened out the front comb on their own.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Unfortunately it wasn't crossed comb it was wax mothED comb. (That is a verb now.) They ate it like it was a McRib sandwich. I am pretty sure that the hive is toast. There are more drones in that hive than in the middle east. BUT experience is the best teacher. I learn better by mistakes than research. with that said, I should be a genius by now but I'm not.

  9. #9
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keefis View Post
    Unfortunately it wasn't crossed comb it was wax mothED comb. (That is a verb now.) They ate it like it was a McRib sandwich. I am pretty sure that the hive is toast. There are more drones in that hive than in the middle east. BUT experience is the best teacher. I learn better by mistakes than research. with that said, I should be a genius by now but I'm not.
    LLOL Well said. Sorry about what you found though.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    " There are more drones in that hive than in the middle east"
    "with that said, I should be a genius by now but I'm not"
    LOL i like you already!
    "Wine is a constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy" Ben Franklin

  11. #11
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Add me, too, to "been there, done that." What a mess it turned into.

    Sondra

  12. #12
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    Default Re: DON'T Be a slacker!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keefis View Post
    I am a slacker.
    When you're a slacker, you don't check the hive that is farthest from the house because you checked the one that is by the back door.
    When you don't check your hive for 3 weeks +, you don't know you went queenless at least a week before.
    You also don't see the wax moth colony that actually owns the hive now.
    When you don't know you have wax moths, you don't prevent them from ruining all your drawn comb.
    When they ruin all your comb you have to trash it all.
    When you trash all your comb, you feel bad and dumb even though you just learned a lesson.
    Lesson is don't be a slacker.
    Nice DirecTv parody! Note Taken!

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