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  1. #21
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    Shelbyville,Indiana,USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Try and get my new packages hived with no problems. First time hiving packages. First full year coming up. Bought mine half way through this year. Look forward to learning alot.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    I'd like to have better SPM this year coming and better knowledge on how to remain chemical free. Varroa destructor is the worst. Year four and still no chemicals
    total of 7 hives dead out of 21 in four years not bad for a new bee keeper but i have so much more to learn i'm sure this coming year is coing to be crazy i know this last year has been can't wait .
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 31 hives==== T{OAV}

  3. #23
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    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Purchase my first nuc.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    To be more selective on cut-out jobs. Some of the cut-outs I did were allot of work and mess and not worth the time spent.
    You had said you charge $150 an hour. That would be worth my time even if the bees died. I would include a helper or two for that price and still be happy with the profit.

  5. #25
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    [QUOTE=Charlie B;878912 You might as well surrender now Mike and give in to your addiction. Enjoy it while you can. It is useless to resist. There is no known cure. [/QUOTE]

    Your wife already kicked the extractor out of the kitchen. When she kicks the whole operation and you out you might get cured. I hope you are not drying painted supers in the bedroom.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Od, a tolerant wife is one of life's sweetest pleasures.

    I plan to make less honey and sell more bees.

  7. #27
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    My wife is tolerant of my beehive construction cause my shop and extracting room are 15 minutes away and she never has to clean them.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    I was a little too ambitious inserting foundationless frames into brood and chilled a lot of brood last spring, so my #1 resolution is to NEVER AGAIN split the brood frames. I'll focus on inserting NEXT TO the brood.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    Od, a tolerant wife is one of life's sweetest pleasures.
    Amen.
    Say hello to the bad guy!
    year five==== 31 hives==== T{OAV}

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    I plan to make less honey and sell more bees.
    That just sounds so wrong. It ought to be...I plan to make more honey and sell more bees.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

  11. #31
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    My main resolution is to get started in queen rearing this year. Get a clear outline on what I will l need to have in place moving forward. I want to buy some land as well.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

  12. #32
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    my beekeeping resolution is to start 2 TBH.

  13. #33
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Make a plan, stick to it, be consistent, stay on task Look a squirrel, what was I saying again? Crap there goes another resolution.

    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

  14. #34
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    mine is to keep a journal,not only on my bees but my garden and maple syrup.

  15. #35
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    Wes, good idea. A journal is vital if you have more than 2 or 3 hives.

  16. #36
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    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    monitor for mites, try queenrearing, sell some nucs.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

  17. #37
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    Clay Count, Missouri, USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To fund my beekeeping hobby through honey sales... finally
    Try living life with the attitude it's not about what you want to do but what you should do!

  18. #38
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    Less procrastintion, now that we had done the lip balm thing maybe try some soap. Get a new pair of gym shorts. 8)
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  19. #39
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    Outagamie County, Wisconsin USA
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    I resolve to not view my bee jacket as a wearable sauna...............man, are they hot on some days!

  20. #40
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    Default Re: 2013 beekeeping resolutions

    To start on one or two of last years resolutions.
    Buzz Abbott
    USDA zone 11a, Western Garden zone 24 (75 ft elev. n34.0w118.47)

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