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  1. #1
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    Default First check of the year

    Just some pics of checking a few of my hives this year:

















    Last edited by Smarsh7903; 02-18-2013 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Double posted

  2. #2
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    great pictures

  3. #3
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    The pic of the solo bee on the old hive with the nail is a gem!

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    Default Re: First check of the year

    They look as poor as my hives.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    Thanks for the compliments everyone! Yes, these hives are pretty rough. I got them from an old field where they sat for years and years. I hope I can fix em up a bit this year sometime.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    Very nice pics. What camera did you use? Glue, nails and clamps should be all those hives need. That and a good coat of paint. lol

  7. #7
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    Very nice pictures!
    If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
    http://photobucket.com/MCBees

  8. #8
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    Thanks! I used a Canon Rebel XTi with the standard 55mm lens. I had to crop most of the closeups.

  9. #9
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    Rock Port, MO. USA.
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    The combs look empty of honey. Are your bees able to go out and collect nectar and pollen in your area now?

  10. #10
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    Default Re: First check of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles View Post
    The combs look empty of honey. Are your bees able to go out and collect nectar and pollen in your area now?
    I didn't take many pics of the combs, but many of them were full of honey. There were at least two frames in my 2 deep hive that were still uncapped. The single deep had half a frame uncapped as well. I put some bee food out for them to hold them off because nothing is blooming yet. The willows are just starting to bud and that is it. I guess spring comes late at 7,000 feet. I wouldn't know, this was my first winter here.

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