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Post by Maximus » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:20 am

Just thought I would share :)

Already had a stroke with some upside down not so healthy looking bee but was told its housekeeping lol. I was ready to call 9-1-1 but I feel better. Plus I opened my book. Yup. It's all good.
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Post by Robbie » Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:37 pm

Congratulations! When do you get honey?
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Post by Maximus » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:39 am

Well. I'mnot sure. They're making a hot mess in the one so I have to go in and clean the comb off the lid etc., but I need to let the queen settle for a few days. I (think) I released her yesterday. It's nerve racking. What if she didn't get released and I just knocked her to the bottom to her death. What if what if. I got told don't let her out through the top, when I release her. Ummm. Lol. STRESS! Lol. I don't think she got out. He bottom exit is fine, but not the top. Im studying , writing notes from my books. That's how I learn, rewrite.

I need to let them make their own honey for the winter, so they can feed on that not supplemental feed. Anything above that I can have. So I have no idea how much and when I'll get it. Lol.

Go out during the day when they're out flying I got told. Holy cow, if that isn't everyone home, I can't imagine what a crowded place it is when everyone is there.

I will say, it's pretty magical when you open the lid.
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Post by Maximus » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:52 am

My rooster does NOT like my beekeeping suit. He followed me and chatted and flapped his wings and stood guard between me and his girls. When I was done and took my head gear off he looked rather annoyed that he had just wasted 10 minutes away from his girls and strutted back.
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Post by Robbie » Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:54 am

Got stung yet?
I thought the queen stayed in the hive all the time- I don't know anything about bees. But I've been tempted to try a couple of times. We don't go through much honey in a year, but I could use the beeswax......
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Post by Maximus » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:19 am

That's why I couldn't let her out the top. Apparently she'd never find her way back. Weird. Not sure I understand that but who am I to not listen lol.

Nope, no stings. Massive bee suit. But I am expecting a few throughout the season.
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Post by Killerbunny » Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:52 am

Your rooster sounds like a good boy!
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Post by Maximus » Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:33 am

He really is KB. I'm very happy with him (thank you goatgirl35)

Although I do wish he would let the UPS guy out when I'm not home.

A friend came by on Thursday and the rooster and a few select girls came running to the front (they always come running when I get home, on the off chance I've picked up a treat for them. And they surround me until they get it haha) and she was amazed at the greeting committee. Haha!
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Post by Bakers Backyard » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:34 pm

Congrats on the new bees!
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