Expecting bees?

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GeezLouise
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Expecting bees?

Postby GeezLouise » Wed May 20, 2015 3:50 am

Not really expecting new bees, still have some from last year. Anyone else?
:P
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Solomon » Wed May 20, 2015 1:16 pm

I have buns in the oven! (Queens in the cells).
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Nate K » Wed May 20, 2015 1:45 pm

I've got more on the way! More and more all the time. The locust is really helping out my way.
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Solomon » Wed May 20, 2015 1:51 pm

Hey Nate, go to your user control panel and input your location.
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Quest0111 » Wed May 20, 2015 2:04 pm

Just got into beekeeping did 4 cutouts have 7 colonies, and getting local nuc soon. Been very exciting learning this hobby?

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Solomon » Wed May 20, 2015 2:13 pm

Also, I just created an introductions forum, feel free to post over there introducing yourself.
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby GeezLouise » Wed May 20, 2015 6:03 pm

Solomon wrote:I have buns in the oven! (Queens in the cells).

Woo hoo!
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby grower » Fri May 22, 2015 11:29 pm

I am new to beekeeping. So new my first package of bees is coming Sunday! My oldest son built a couple of top-bar hives and I have been devouring YouTube videos. Any tips?

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby tjsegla » Mon May 25, 2015 10:18 pm

I have one hive that survived the CT winter from last year and expecting another nuc within the next couple of weeks

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby Solomon » Tue May 26, 2015 1:54 pm

I'd much rather see people splitting their own hives rather than buy new ones. Save your money!
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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby bryan4916 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:28 pm

I had a nuc (15 medium frames) make swarm cells and split em 7 ways and now have 7 new laying queens without touching my honey production. I did the same to a hive later but 5 of them were taken out by SHB within a week. It doesn't matter. The math is in my favor. Small production queen breeding and nucs are the only way to go.

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby RT from NCTexas » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:15 pm

OK I have ordered my first Nuc of TF Bees from a fairly local source, (about 60 miles away and just a little further north), and also have arranged for help with cutting out a feral hive on my property. I have top and bottom covers for 5 hives, 5 each 5 frame nucs and very near completing 10 deeps and 10 mediums. I have a question for any of you out there living in AHB areas. I am trying to decide on the bee suit, bee jacket or just a veil and heavy shirt and jeans. I am also leaning towards the 7 mil nitrile gloves as apposed to leather or goatskin. Any advice is certainly appreciated. I am leaning towards the jacket but was wondering if blue jeans would be sufficient.

Thank you for your help.

Richard

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby pantruten » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:29 pm

Hi,
I don't live in such an area, but 2 years ago I had fierce bees (this year the same bees miraculously calmed down :)), so I have some experience in beeing stung ;)
I was stung lots of times through jeans - so I think AHB know how to sting through jeans too ;) I suggest something thicker or double layer.

Once I was stung 50 times through my socks on one visit to apiary so You should think about it too. I started to go to apiary with gaiters - like that: https://www.google.pl/search?q=gaiters& ... QQ_AUIBigB
But perhaps there is some better beekeeping stuff that will allow You to work with Your bees in Your climate. I found something like that now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beekeeping-ankl ... 1196701079

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby moebees » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:22 pm

It looks like they could get under those ankle protectors.
Sam Droege, a biologist for the U.S. Geological Survey—“bees are not optional."

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Re: Expecting bees?

Postby RT from NCTexas » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:32 pm

Thank you pantruten for the reply and links. I will certainly consider something like this.


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