Coffee 4-6-13

Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Sorry I'm late but I spent the day with 20,000 of my closets friends. We completed the switch out of Top Bars on Thursday and today when I went in to check things out I found the original hive has 4 Top Bars of new worker bees due to hatch in a day or two and 3 Top Bars of surplus honey. It's set to "explode" with new workers just in time for the main honey flow starting mid-month. The other hive is doing ok considering what I put it through. It has a couple of Top Bars of brood and a couple of surplus honey. Both show evidence that the queen is alive. If all goes well we can expect a decent harvest from both hives this fall. Lisa
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This is the finished apiary.
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This the comb 4 days after we switched the old top bars for the new.
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Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Nice Lisa :)
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Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:43 pm

Very cool! Looks like you get an A for the bees..... 8-)
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Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:43 pm

Very cool! Looks like you get an A for the bees..... 8-)
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Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:41 pm

Bare hands and bees! Bare hands and bees! Someone has more courage than I have! (or perhaps more knowledge). *smile* Lookin' good Lisa!
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Re: Coffee 4-6-13

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:12 pm

Sorry I missed you guys . Well actually you missed me. I snuck in through the side door while everyone was out front listening to the sirens and wondering if that was the coppers trying to catch up to Smitty for blowing nthrough the school zone..................

These nice weather weekends are tough on me. That damn honey-do list sure as hell got long this past winter. Then throw in the grandson's baseball season opener on Saturday, and I'm worn out. I'll be glad to get back to work to relax.................

But the garden is tilled for the first time, there will be at least one more time, the soffit is repaired on the shed, the landscape ties are drilled and pegged into the cement curbing, the fish pond pumps are all tied in, and the new door locks are on the garage doors.


Now if only I was close to Lisa, I'd be looking for some fresh honey for some toast tomorrow morning to give me some energy to get moving. I'm going to have to talk to her when I get some time. That sounds like something that would be cool to have here. And something to get the grandkids involved in besides their sports. And we all love honey. Well that and deer meat.............

Don't think it will take too long tonight for the head to hit the pillow.





Rick
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