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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2008, 12:19:18 AM »
Sharon

I have my share of worrying. Just take a look at some of my posts. I have meltdowns over these bees.
But what I meant was in this situation you are probably going to be fine, because they probably either have a queen or will have one soon.

We need each other to learn.

Have a wonderful evening.
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2008, 02:20:12 AM »
Amen Sister!

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2008, 03:06:45 AM »
Sharon

I have my share of worrying. Just take a look at some of my posts. I have meltdowns over these bees.
But what I meant was in this situation you are probably going to be fine, because they probably either have a queen or will have one soon.

We need each other to learn.

Have a wonderful evening.
annette

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2008, 10:32:47 AM »
'Tis true Mklangelo...I get all worked up sometimes...learning to "just relax" as so many here suggest!

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #64 on: March 15, 2008, 01:17:10 PM »
Same here. Just when I think I have it all together, I have a meltdown. I am much better this year than last year. I have detached some, but I hate when I make stupid mistakes myself that could jeopardize the hive. I am to hard on myself. I will learn, I am learning.

Also in this situation with the pesticides, I really thought I had lost all the hives.

Have a great day,

So Sharon, how is the swarm doing?? do you need to add any more room for them??

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« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2008, 01:22:49 PM »
Levels of frustration are directly proportional to the amount of emotional investment.
What is even more interesting is we as individuals choose what we let frustrate us.


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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2008, 12:38:32 AM »
Levels of frustration are directly proportional to the amount of emotional investment.
What is even more interesting is we as individuals choose what we let frustrate us.


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Brendhan

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #67 on: March 16, 2008, 02:09:18 AM »
"Bee Zen", I love that!  It's true!  Until I learned to focus just on what I was doing, I got zapped a lot more than I do now.

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2008, 11:45:20 AM »
As with Zen, so with beekeeping... practice practice practice...breath breath breath...

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« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2008, 11:23:43 PM »
Han say, han say, han say, each night before I go to bed, my sleeping pill.  Beautiful day in this life.  Cindi
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2008, 01:05:27 PM »
Well girls I have to confess. I am a meditator now for over 30 years, so I should know better, but I still can get worked up over nothing.

It is a process that just continues.

Annette

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2008, 07:48:29 PM »
Hey Kimbrell what part of Tenn. do you live? I have a brother in Maryville.  Tony

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2008, 12:29:25 AM »
I live near Crossville, about an hour and a half west of Maryville.

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« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2008, 08:28:01 AM »
I live near Crossville, about an hour and a half west of Maryville.

My inlaws are in Fairfield Glade. Someday I guess we'll own that house - we'll be neighbors!  :)

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2008, 08:49:30 PM »
A couple of years we will be in Tenn.  Tony

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« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2008, 08:57:38 PM »
Let me know when you get here, Tony and Reinbeau.  We'll visit!  Your bees will be able to make some of the best sourwood honey you ever tasted!

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2008, 06:08:55 PM »
Okay so I am calling the swarm a colony now...we moved the hive to the "bee yard" about 60 or so feet using techniques from beemaster forum & MB...

They are going like  gangbusters.  I added a second deep which contains empty foundation with starter strip and honey super cell.  We'll see what happens...

There are still some bees at the old location...hhhmmm boo

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #77 on: March 29, 2008, 11:16:28 AM »
Sharon, oooh isn't that just a lovely and wonderful thing, all your hard work and diligence paid off, yeah!!!!!  Beautiful day in this beautiful life.  Cindi
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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2008, 11:33:17 AM »
Amen Cindi, Good to have you back home  :-D

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Re: Swarm Update
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2008, 07:35:11 PM »
I just love these swarm updates. Makes me happy to know they are doing good.

Take Care
Annette

 

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