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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    'tis the season........

    one of mine is to be a lot more careful about where and when i add foundation to a hive.

    mainly, won't be putting an empty super of foundation right above the brood chamber, separating it from the honey supers above. i believe this triggered swarming in several of my colonies last spring.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  2. #2
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    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lititz, PA, USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To not put off checkerboarding until it's too late to stop my hives from swarming anyway.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2005
    Location
    Washington County, Maine
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To collect the supers I had stacked in the bee yard for the bees to clean out before they are covered with snow (like today?)

    My main objective for next year is to avoid bee fatigue and pay timely attention to all my colonies through out the season.
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Columbus, OH, USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    My resolution is simply to get my first two hives up and running, healthy and productive.

  5. #5

    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Quote Originally Posted by Acrolite View Post
    My resolution is simply to get my first two hives up and running, healthy and productive.
    Welcome to Beekeeping! I'm an hour south of Columbus in Frankfort (near Chillicothe). Also I'm President of the Scioto Valley Beekeepers Association, if your close to Circleville stop in for a meeting! If you need any help finding a local association closer to you let me know.

  6. #6

    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Raise more queens, more bees, and produce more honey!!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    South Jordan, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    My first year as a beek I was in the hive about every 5 minutes, killed a queen because of it, but had the experience of the colony making a new one.

    This year's resolution....STAY OUTTA THE HIVE...except for necessary management!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    St. Albans, Vermont
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To cut back on the months of 80 hour weeks...like to 79.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Tyrone, Pennsylvania,USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To make more honey and hopefully weather permitting get a little locust honey.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    East Peoria, IL
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    I'm going to expand to 15 full hives (from 8) and come mid summer make nucs out of the least productive ones to overwinter. Hope to come out of winter with a minimum of 15 colonies and sell the remaining nucs.

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