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Postby Don McCombs » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:13 pm

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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Virginia Mike » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:55 pm

May your supers fill well.

On another note; I heard a theory that colony collapse is caused by the amount of radiation in the air from cell phones an WIFI.
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Roy47 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:09 am

I'm glad to see you have some bees, Don. I got an active hive late last summer and put it out next to my garden. I think I had the most tomatoes per plant this year than I have had in years. It had gotten to the point around here that you just didn't see any honey bees in the garden. I had a neighbor tell me a few months back that he saw a bunch of bees in his garden this spring and all I said was "you're welcome".
I got the bees for the garden and the honey is just a plus.
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Super A » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:57 pm

Bees fascinate me, and also freak me out a little.....but I am glad to see your hive is doing well. They are important little boogers!

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Re: Busy Bees

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:03 am

Been thinking of trying that out myself for years...Chickens are doing great,,,maybe next year...Glad ya got a hive going!!! Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Don's honey is good stuff! Ed
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby daddydip » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:14 pm

Looking good there Don, I still haven't decided if I will harvest or let it be yet. :roll:
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby grasser » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 am

My wife started 2 hives next to our garden this spring. Our first attempt at beekeeping.
We unded up with 10 gallons of honey!
Not too mention all the flowering plants did awesome!
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Cecil » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:08 am

I'm planning on getting into my hives tomorrow. Maybe I can pull some honey.
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Stanton » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:45 am

Looks good, Don.

We have had a hummingbird feeder out back of our house for years. This year, we had honeybees visit. Never had that before. They also liked our late peaches (just stopped picking last week). Many of the fallen fruit was smashed and laid open--the bees found 'em. It smelled like fermented peaches around the trees and I believe the bees REALLY were enjoying themselves! :lol:

Glad for 'em. Couldn't have much of a garden w/o 'em. :D
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:08 pm

I ended up with about 7.5 gallons from my single hive. They're still very active, so I hope they survive the winter well.
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Rudi » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:15 pm

How much honey you bringin?????
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 pm

How much do you want? :D
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Rudi » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Well considering I don't think we can bring any back across the border (gotta check on that), we would like a jar that would last us say from Thursday to Wednesday :D Course, I am athinkin that we will wanna taste Cecil's too :!: :lol: Fresh honey ..... mmmmmmmgood!
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Re: Busy Bees

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:56 pm

I will have one pound jars. That's in the neighborhood of ten fluid ounces.
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