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Beekeeping show me your bees

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

  1. May 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    Noelie84

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    Are those vertebrae in the first picture?
     
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  2. May 29, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    thats what I was thinking...maybe a snake?
     
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  3. May 29, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Yes it was a opossum that had died just picked up at 2030.2BE1BAF1-F878-43A1-80C3-03AC45D9E9C3.jpgB2666E8F-5473-49DF-9136-4130D896AD23.jpg
     
  4. May 30, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Yikes. I'm surprised the bees built in a cavity with that in there, for putrefaction reasons. Similarly surprised if they killed it and then didn't abandon the hive, for the same reason. An Opossum is too big to seal up in propolis and mummify like a mouse, I would think?
     
  5. May 30, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    Well did the cut out today and boy was it hot72582250-9FA4-4C1F-A210-15B855DF1895.jpggot them all out EC096300-EB28-4AE1-97E8-6397A76CF04C.jpg and here is the bones0F910DA9-5AEC-4B35-9A22-0DBAAA162AC6.jpg will post video next but it is getting edited right now. Have to keep up with @yota243
     
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  6. May 30, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    so how many hives you have total?
     
  8. May 30, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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  9. May 30, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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    wow Thats a lot of work to keep up on ;)
     
  10. Jun 1, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    245C169A-03BA-483D-BD54-F0047B7CF7B8.jpg They are working
     
  11. Jun 1, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    And got a swarm call today went and packed them in a hive A12486F0-3209-4EB6-92B8-0850CC8C00F2.jpg They just moved in and we got the call
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2019 at 5:04 AM
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    Well come on how are your hives doing @Noelie84
     
  15. Jun 10, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    keeping jersey dirty
    So my bees aren't really adding comb to one of the outermost frames (the one next to the feeder specifically). Will it upset them if i switch it with a honey filled frame that is closer to the middle? Could this be a sign of something?
     
  16. Jun 10, 2019 at 6:20 PM
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    Swap it with the drawn frame. If you have 70-80 % of your bottom box drawn add your next box . Are you in jersey? Here is a local guy Kevin good info you have a flow coming .
    http://www.bkcorner.org/
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    http://www.bkcorner.org/getting-started-in-beekeeping/
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Expanding still. I had to cut a wider notch in their door because during 'rush hour' there were some pretty big bottlenecks. They're still working on filling up the second Super that I put on top a few weeks ago, but are drawing comb on the remaining frames like crazy. One thing that annoys me is that they keep starting burr comb on the underside of the lid. I scrape it off every week when I do my inspection, but they've started again by the next weekend. I'm considering adding the honey super just to keep them occupied, lol.
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:37 AM
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    If building on the lid then they are looking to expand
     
  19. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:49 AM
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    It's strange, though, because they were building on the lid even when they had 3 empty frames on either side of the second super I'd added. :notsure:


    Damn bees, why don't they do what makes sense to ME?! :laugh:
     
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  20. Jun 11, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Have you tried talking to them?
     
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