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Offline kathyp

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todays adventure!
« on: March 22, 2008, 11:07:42 PM »
http://picasaweb.google.com/pearce.km/BeesMarch08

this was hubbys first extraction.  we had a great time.  we were going to do the "hard" hive first.  it turned out to be the easy, gentle hive.  the second had many more bees and they were not happy.  only got stung a few times.  most were nothing.  then we got home....i thought i'd pull the duct tape off the sides.  without thinking, i wadded up the pieces in my hand.  sure enough, there was an angry bee stuck to the tape and it nailed my on the palm of the hand.  that is a tender place!!!

anyway, got both queens and it was fun.  a good amount of honey for so early in the year.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: todays adventure!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 11:10:24 PM »
Oh Kathy,

That looks like fun.  I wonder if I can get my DH to be so bold, LOL...Congrats on your new kid!

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 11:42:37 PM »
Kathyp
Great pictures, looks like you'al did a great job.  There were a lot of bees according to the pictures, and they should make to good hives. Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 01:27:14 AM »
Fantastic, Kathy, textbook stuff there, two new hives and you got the queens! Bravo! Thanks for sharing.


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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008, 01:44:38 AM »
i forgot to mention that this was a grass seed farm.  the bees were in the seed bin walls.  by the time we were done, i looked like a health food store cookie.  :-)
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 11:14:33 AM »
i forgot to mention that this was a grass seed farm.  the bees were in the seed bin walls.  by the time we were done, i looked like a health food store cookie.  :-)

Good description, you better stay away from the vegans then, they might mistake you for a granola crunch bar.


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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 10:45:41 AM »
Kathy, oooh, good for you and your Husband, exciting stuff, eh?  Beautiful and wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 02:06:16 PM »
Congrats on the bees and honey!!

Great pics!!!


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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 11:11:34 AM »
Congrads,

You make it look easy. :)

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 11:44:33 AM »
i finally looked at the pictures.  for some reason, we both wore black jeans that day. the pictures are of my husband, except the last one in the back of the truck.  that's me  :-)  i want to give hubby credit because he did the heavy work removing the plywood, etc., and was right in there when i was cleaning out the hive.  he was the bottom of the ladder man  :-).  the best part is that he had fun.  we don't get to do to many things together, so it was nice that  he enjoyed the adventure!
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 12:05:14 PM »
Way to go Kathy!  The pictures sure look great.


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