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  1. #1
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    Default To every thing there is a season

    Timing is everything. With apologies to King Solomon...

    To every thing in beekeeping there is a season, and a time to every purpose in the beeyard:

    A time to split, and a time to combine

    A time to compress, and a time to expand

    A time to dispose of a queen, and a time to raise a queen

    A time to feed, and a time to let them forage

    A time to reduce the entrance, and a time to enlarge the entrance

    A time to do cleanup in the hive, and a time to let the bees cleanup the hive

    A time to inspect, and a time to look at the clouds and leave them alone

    A time to smoke, and a time to refrain from smoking

    A time to harvest, and a time to leave them stores

    A time to put them to bed for the winter, and a time to get things going in the spring

    A time to trust them, and a time to not trust them

    A time to mow, and a time to refrain from mowing

    A time to plant flowers, and a time to pick flowers

    A time to stay, and a time to run

    A time to dig deeper in the hive, and a time to close up and go home.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season


    I like it!
    To everything there is a season....

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Nice Michael.

    I'll add:
    A time to count your blessings and a time to wonder what you've gotten yourself into

    A time to post your opinion and a time you wish you hadn't.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauri View Post
    A time to post your opinion and a time you wish you hadn't.
    Boy, ain't that the truth!



    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    I was wondering why I had been so busy lately. I Think I did them all. yesterday in fact. Okay may I missed a few.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    There is a time for everything under heaven. Thank heaven its Spring!

    I can see using your 'Times' in a bee class Michael.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Anyone who can handle bees for a season and does not see the hand of GOD is just plain silly. Thanks Mr. Bush for restating the obvious. I often don't have time to stop and see it. :<]

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    I'll bite.

    Why does it seem as though someone always does that?

    Nicely edited Micheal.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    It is amazing how close you will need to be with correct timing, or your results can be very costly for the bees and beek.
    Zone 9b. Second year newb.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    >A time to post your opinion and a time you wish you hadn't.

    You are telling that to a guy with 43978 posts?

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    way to go michael.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    So true.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    >A time to post your opinion and a time you wish you hadn't.

    You are telling that to a guy with 43978 posts?
    That was directed at my experiences...Mr. Bush already knows this, I am quite sure

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    Anyone who can handle bees for a season and does not see the hand of GOD is just plain silly. Thanks Mr. Bush for restating the obvious. I often don't have time to stop and see it. :<]
    I subscribe to this. It's obvious that the bees are a great gift given to us by God. They offer a glimpse of the Paradise.

    ....a time to dream and make plans and a time to fall back to earth
    Dfa (Humid continental warm summer climate)

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Well said Michael. Thanks for your helpful posts and sharing of knowledge on this site.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    .......AND that old gambler was right:-

    "You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run."

    Probably applies to beekeeping as well.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    So true!!! But the knowing when the time is...there's the rub!! :-) Thanks for this.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    So with that, can we also say that if time is of the essence we need to know essence.

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauri View Post
    ...Mr. Bush already knows this, I am quite sure

    No doubt about that, Lauri.

    Great post Michael!

    Every new season of beekeeping I add into my Good Timing column, less in Bad Timing column.
    I attribute much of it to that I keep coming back...here. It works.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: To every thing there is a season

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    >A time to post your opinion and a time you wish you hadn't.

    You are telling that to a guy with 43978 posts?
    I think you wish now you hadn't posted this Ollie!
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