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Author Topic: My new bee yard, inspection pictures & misc. ones.  (Read 6294 times)
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« on: June 29, 2004, 09:57:07 AM »

Two of my freshly finished home built hive bodies, Thank you Tom for the link to my old tools. That dado sled sure is slick.


My new bee yard, ful sun all day long. Still in the building mode, need tio finish a north wind break fence in the rear. Also have to trench out the rest of the yard to lay steping stones to hold plastic down and not be a trip hazard.



My weakest hive, the package I installed on the 8th of May and had a supersede queen cell two weeks latter, then were moved to this location about 40 yards from the old location. Note the small entrance.



This is my strongest colony. Only that they are the farthest ahead with a second deep added Saturday afternoon, because they had all the frames drawn and all but a half a frame full of brood, honey and pollen. We call this one Billies bees because it is the swarm given to me by him to replace the colony I destroyed.



This is really the strongest hive if you consider what they have did in the least amount of time. 8 frames of freashly drawn comb in 4 days and the queen laying already. We call this one Bob's bees two because it is the second swarm he gave me.They were the ones under the ladies siding.



 Cheesy Al
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2004, 10:18:55 AM »

Now for the inspection part.
Pollen being brought in through the upper entrance Bob's bees two, chard inner cover due to the fireing when suspect AFB was in the mind.




The package hive queen laying. Can anybody id her breed? she seems bulker than my other ones.



Another one of her, no it isn't a drone I saw her backed into a cell. See above picture.



See how hard it is to spot the queen and must spend a few miniutes looking closely for her and if you move to fast miss her totally.
Do Ya'll see her? Bob's bees two hive.



Larva being capped. Bob's bee one hive. I love the beautiful yellow color of the caps.



Larva in Bobs bees two hive.



This being the best and last for now Larva picture Bob's bee two hive. Kare took all the bee pictures and di an exlant job I thik even though she complained of not being able to see with the veil and the angle of the sun.



 Cheesy Al
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2004, 10:39:37 AM »

Outstanding pics
If that's what she can do with not being able to see.... wow
It never fails to amaze me how they build and function.
Pics like that really bring it to life
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2004, 12:05:18 PM »

That queen is a fat thing! She does look like a drone in that first picture, but I could see the length of her body in the others. Great pictures Al.

Beth
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2004, 03:41:42 PM »

All I see for the images is "Red-X"'s.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2004, 08:46:18 PM »

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All I see for the images is "Red-X"'s.

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Try right clicking on the icon  and selecting "View image." I've needed to do that at times.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2004, 10:48:40 PM »

Nice pictures!! Very clear and detail is great. Good job on your wooden ware.. Keep posting those pictures...
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2004, 04:15:51 AM »

Quote from: Lesli
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All I see for the images is "Red-X"'s.

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Try right clicking on the icon  and selecting "View image." I've needed to do that at times.


I'd already tried that and no luck. I find photobucket to be unreliable in their service "up-time". They are working this morning however. Nice pictures, and good to get a picture of your queen.

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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2004, 09:04:02 AM »

I am finding out that different forums pictures work in different ways and a different storage site is needed for different ones. Her seems as though imagestation is best. a fishing site i belong to likes photobucket and won't show image station at all. A huunting forum only likes hunting pictures.com

   I'm going to change all these pictures to image staion ones.

 Cheesy Al
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2004, 09:55:59 AM »

They have honey stored in nearly all the upper parts of the frames in every hive. I guess I had better say in the frames with drawn comb as there are some frame in all but one hive with just blank foundation. I'm wondering what the dark stuff and the redish tinted stuff is?





Enjoying the day on the porch.




And the other queen I haven't posted yet.



So the record shows one hive inspected a week ago yesterday 6-29 to bee full of brood and honey and a second deep added Saturday. One weak colony from the 3 pound package I bought and installed May 8th is buliding and a queen (the last picture) present and laying.
Bob' bees hive # 1 doing well a queen seen and  presant and pictures of larva in the frames too.
Bob's bees hive # 3 actually the strongest colony with 8 frames of drawn comb in just 4 days. Queen seen and now laying in a small area. Expect a die down in this hive till the queen can catch up on the laying to match the die off rate.

Also thanks for the comments I'll tell Kare ya'll think she did an exlant job of picture taking.
 Cheesy Al
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2004, 09:57:37 PM »

Trail Twister,

In case no one told you, the "dark stuff" and "red tinted stuff" is pollen.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2004, 04:07:28 AM »

Yep, it's pollen, which is packed down into the cells. When you have the combs out next, watch a bee coming in with loaded pollen sacks, on her legs, and then follow where she goes on the comb. She'll find a cell with identical pollen, and if deemed to have enough space, she'll pack it down into the cell. It's fascinating to watch, and well worth spending a few minutes over.

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