A hundred bees are buzzing.

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A hundred bees are buzzing.
« on: March 10, 2012, 18:46 »
Both my bee hives were very busy today,it was like summer in the sunshine :)

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 18:59 »
Well done for helping them come through the winter :)  I'm totally jealous 'cause I lost mine this winter :(

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 19:02 »
sorry to hear that,how many colonies did you have?

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 00:19 »
Thanks, I had just the one and I was in my second year.   I'm not cut up about it; I know the reasons they died and unfortunately this is what experience is made of: not getting it right every time.

how long have you had yours?

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 08:51 »
how I wish I could keep bees at out plot......

In awe of the skills needed and jealous of the benefits derived
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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 20:22 »
Both of my colonies have come through the winter but I am worried about one. It is no where near as active as the other and went into the winter as much the stronger colony. I do think I have seen some new bees coming out on warm days but too much of a novice to be 100% sure and been too cold to open them up for a good look around. Will have to wait for a nice warm day.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 20:42 »
Thanks, I had just the one and I was in my second year.   I'm not cut up about it; I know the reasons they died and unfortunately this is what experience is made of: not getting it right every time.

how long have you had yours?

I am in my second year,last year I managed to get both my colonies through winter as well,but I lost a couple of swarms in the summer and ended up with very little honey.

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 22:02 »
mouse guards are coming off later,hopefully they won't knock as much pollen off.

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 19:24 »
I inspected both hives today,I was shocked to see how much sealed brood there was in both hives.

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 20:22 »
It's really exciting and awe inspiring isn't it :happy:


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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 20:41 »
theraputic :)

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 09:03 »
i get my first colony of bees in two weeks and am nervous and excited at the same time  :D i just hope i have everything i need, i am started to doubt that i am ready now!!

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 20:54 »
i get my first colony of bees in two weeks and am nervous and excited at the same time  :D i just hope i have everything i need, i am started to doubt that i am ready now!!
it is a bit daunting,you need an experienced  bee buddy who will be on hand to advise you.

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2012, 22:12 »
i have, i joined the local beekeeping association a year ago and have done the beginers course and have my mentor but its still scary! ha! i do feel prepared just a nervous excitment really!

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Re: A hundred bees are buzzing.
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2012, 11:47 »
are any of you going to post photos of your hives and bees so we can admire them from afar? Please  :D
Staffies are softer than you think.



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