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  1. #201
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Grey Goose.

    These 4 swarms in the last 10 days are at my house in a suburban area. I have one Cordovan nuc at my house, shake out package bees and an itinerant Koehnan Queen that was loose on the outside of a package.

    On the first warm days , there where NO snoopoers, so all of these bees are most likely from "Beehavers". My yards are 10 miles or more away. Same here no early snoopers

    They look Russian to me, not Cordovan , so not mine. I am still not the best at telling what kind they are.

    IFFF they where mine, I would not keep them. There is reason to believe that mean hive swarm close, and gentle hive swarm far away. By keeping your own close swarms, you may get meaner bees. I did not known this trend, so meaner must come from crossing itself, I I will hope for the long distance swarms.

    If one our queens runs out of space, we are not doing our jobs, and shame on us. Crowded queens do not lay as many eggs as those with plenty of room to lay. More bee, more honey, right Ron? Same I "try" to stop the swarming, most of the time I succeed but it seems some still find they way.

    I wounder what the price of packages would be if all of those that let their bees swarm this year did not need to urchse more next year?
    The price for what you actually get is crazy, I wonder what the price would be if there were almost no winter loss? I Know some beehavvers who purchase packages each spring and they do not make the winter.

    Crazy Roland
    Comments. in line in your quote. Hope you have a great year. been wet here so I am thinking the dearth will be delayed.
    GG

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  3. #202
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I had some yard work to do near one of the swarm hives( a swarm that landed in empty equipment). Had nearly a dozen (one at a time) "buzzers" that keep flying around my face. Killed all of them, and they where all "Clear with a black butt" .. The abdomen is yellow with no stripes until the end , where it is all black , not banded like an Italian. And they propolize everything.

    I can not afford to let those genes into my gene pool, so I will hunt down the queen and strike ALL of the drone brood. A Strachan NWC is to arrive on Thursday. Good ridance.

    Crazy Roland

  4. #203
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Still in the bee business?
    The question is what to do, and the answer, as always, is complicated by a muddle of reason, emotion, and doubt.

  5. #204
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    I sure hope that he is. I hate to hear about the divorce but I'm still rooting for ya!

  6. #205
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    WOW!!!!!! this thread is like a car crash and i cant turn away. when i had my colon surgery i didnt take advice from my surgeon either i explained to him my way was better .

  7. #206
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Scooby is an interesting guy. You can follow his exploits by searching Youtube for Scooby's Scoop. Nothing recent regarding the hives but there is some footage of riding a motorcycle in Peru. I don't think 10,000 is going to happen this year either.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

  8. #207
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    Default Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I was afraid Scooby might be a one shot wonder, I was hoping he would make it to 10,000 so I could learn from him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfOZzp1ih4

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