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Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:19 pm

Any bee keepers here? Im a nubie keeper with my first hive. Could use guidance from somebody that knows whats up. I have no idea what these crazy bees are doing. Going to open them up this weekend to see whats going on now and try to find the Queen
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:33 am

I’m in my 3rd year, started with 1 hive and now i am sitting at 18. It is the most interesting thing I have ever done. Enjoy Them. I will say beekeeping is very local so what one person does may not work somewhere else.
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:07 pm

Here is uf bee college coming up in October
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:05 am

guess it don't matter anymore. Damn piss ants invaded the hive and there gone. Pulled frames out and they were building some nice combs. Good brood clutch and had a small patch of honey stored
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by Cr0ck1 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 pm

bellyacher wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:05 am
guess it don't matter anymore. Damn piss ants invaded the hive and there gone. Pulled frames out and they were building some nice combs. Good brood clutch and had a small patch of honey stored

at least there was some honey out of it!

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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:12 am

That sucks,
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:42 pm

Put your frames in the freezer ( if there is room)and they will be good for next time
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:26 pm

jtcmedic wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Put your frames in the freezer ( if there is room)and they will be good for next time
cleaned everything up. moved location and reset up. Put a few feeders out and THERE BACK. Have a short 30 second video, but cant get it to load
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:20 pm

That cool.
May be robbed bees check at night to see if they are in the hive.
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:53 pm

jtcmedic wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:20 pm
That cool.
May be robbed bees check at night to see if they are in the hive.
Just checked at 9:50pm and there in the hive. Not the same hive of bees as last time. These are only filling the lower super. The last colony filled both supers
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jtcmedic » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 am

Nice, caught a swarm. They well settle and do a inspection next week. I did 2 cut out today
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by jesse » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 pm

re;ants are your enemy esp wood ants which attack at night. I would get the hive up over water. I use 55 gal cut off barrels cement blocks and 2x8,s

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Re: Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 pm

jtcmedic wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 am
Nice, caught a swarm. They well settle and do a inspection next week. I did 2 cut out today73753B3D-8BEE-4B43-A18C-1389C0725631.jpeg
Nice, heavy?
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Re: Bee keepers

Post by bellyacher » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:57 pm

jesse wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 pm
re;ants are your enemy esp wood ants which attack at night. I would get the hive up over water. I use 55 gal cut off barrels cement blocks and 2x8,s
may have to try that. As I think about it, It may have been my fault by having feeders to close to hive.
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Re: Bee keepers

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