Guess it is finally time to start my on thread. Started on 3/28/20 with a nuc
from Tpope which has grown to two hives and a nuc. Made a few newbie
mistakes along the way but got incredibly lucky with with most of them.
Yesterday I more than doubled in size. Bought 4 1/2 hives and 2 nucs, 5 of
which have bees, from a list member who is moving to Hawaii. 4 are caught
swarms and 1 has a VSH queen. Thrilled as I had no luck catching a swarm
this year (other than my own) and buying a VSH queen was high on my wish list.
Must have been prophetic back in back in March when I registered the domain
name resembling the subject line. Now in addition to another Lang hive and
nuc, I have a Warre hive and 2 top bars (1 hive, 1 nuc). Which I have
exactly ZERO experience with. Might be asking lots of questions about them
here and in the sub forums devoted to those flavour hives. Oh, the empty hives are
a very nice cathedral and most of a smaller octagon.
Also now have plenty of old black comb for swarm traps next year, so I can run out of equipment even faster.
Still TF! MMK thermal 'back up' still unused. Still just an aspiring Idiot.
Sure felt like professional Idiot yesterday, had the sweating part down pat.