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Beekeeping show me your bees

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Jtcmedic, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 22, 2019 at 2:18 PM
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    Takes a while for it to age to where it'll taste right. I have a couple bottles sitting since Septemberish.
     
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  2. Mar 22, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    I used the book The Compleat Meadmaker to make a batch a few years ago. Though it took about a year to age before it tasted good.
     
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    Don't despair just because of acreage! If I remember correctly, honeybees have a 3 mile range. I know people with bees in town that do well. I live outside of town and wonder if the"city bees" have a better chance of survival, especially in drought conditions. You just have to make sure that they are allowed by your city.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM
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    Correct - we are just off the northeast corner of the Lackawanna State Park. We get all of our supplies from Mann Lake. We actually partner in our apiary with a woman who works there and teaches classes.
     
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  5. Mar 22, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    I don’t work with Africanized bees . If one gets hot I requeen them.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    That is very cool I remember the coal mine tour when I went there in elementary school.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2019 at 4:00 PM
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    Well the bees are doing well the hives are booming and the blooms are getting ready to pop so we will see what happens.
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Hive check and girls are doing great A4D56D4A-EF0A-414A-AB6A-AEF3331BF8FA.jpg
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    EEF6E2D3-C6B2-4FDE-BB0F-07951A3D4B68.jpg 75F2FEF5-0AC5-44E2-BA9D-2F7928F46E63.jpg Making honey but they decided they wanted a new queen so we made a new hive out of it.
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    great!
     
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  11. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    :popcorn: hmm I have some bee's
     
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  12. Apr 7, 2019 at 5:31 PM
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    What ya got?
     
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    Spent all day yesterday building out four new hive bodies, 40 frames, foundation for each, and restoring old hive bodies that a friend gave to me. The old ones are nearly destroyed with wax moth larva, but there is some decent old comb in some of them that I think I can re-use and that the bees will clean up. It still smells like honey and some local bees were checking it out while I was cleaning out the moth debris.

    3 packages of bees being delivered this Friday!

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  14. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    May want to just pass on the used frames some times can harbor disease.
     
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    Girls looking great.
     
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    Who cares?!? If it isn't specifically prohibited tell them "Bite me! Leave my bees alone, they'll leave you alone!"lol
     
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    Does the smoke, cherry I think, work on africanized bees?
     
  18. Apr 12, 2019 at 2:19 AM
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    Do Bee stings hurt more or less than Wasp? Don't think I've ever been hit by a Honey Bee. Been hit by Wasps several times! They hurt and they pay!
     
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  19. Apr 12, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Thats a nice pattern there, gonna be booming soon
     
  20. Apr 12, 2019 at 5:15 AM
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    I just use pine straw, cherry smoke would make me hungry :hungry:
     
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