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Offline Janemma

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Less than a week to go!
« on: May 04, 2008, 05:57:24 PM »
I have had to watch you all with your bees for far too long but in less than a week I will FINALLY have my own :)  I can't wait!!!  And finally my hive is all set up and ready for them to arrive!!!  Thought I'd post pictures of it for you to see :) 







As you can see, Spring has FINALLY arrived here in Alberta. NO MORE SNOW.  Just need the leaves on the trees to come out and maybe a little blossom to open out in time for the bees....but it IS starting to green up at last!!!

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 09:10:21 PM »
Very nice, Janemma!!!


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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 09:53:07 PM »
That's one good look hive. With a hive like that, I'd be surprized if the bees ever leave home.

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 10:24:15 PM »
Thanks - now I just have to hope that nothing happens to the bees between New Zealand and here!!  The place I'm getting them from lost a pallet recently en-route from NZ :(  the whole pallet died :(  so I hope these bees make it safely here for Saturday!

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 11:21:12 PM »
Did you paint those?  Unbelievably cute.


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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 09:58:05 AM »
Janemma,

Great job on the painting. It sure makes it more personal! did all that snow from the other day melt already or was this taken before the snow?

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 11:20:11 AM »
Oh my goodness, are my hives boring...that is the cutest thing...This look like decals or stickers.  Where on Earth did you find them...Perhaps I shall become more artistic with the woodenware some day...

Congrats and have fun fun fun

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 11:34:07 AM »
Sweeeeet!!!
That is a  fine looking Hive! Congratulations.  My friends wife fell in love with my bright white ones, she would have a fit over that.

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 12:23:14 PM »
Yes its stickers over white paint - just individual flower stickers from the scrapbook store that I arranged into a a design and added some bee stickers.  All the other supers will just have bees on them.  I've varnished over the top with a couple of coats to keep them in place (hopefully!!!)

All the snow has now gone - it goes fairly quickly this time of year and wee've been having good temperatures up to 20c thankfully - still no blossom or leaves but in the next week or two hopefully!

4 days until my bees arrive :) 4 days!!!!!  :)

Thanks everyone :)

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008, 01:09:51 PM »
Wow, excited for you!! The piggie is awfully darling too!  This is for piggie: :-*

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2008, 01:13:47 PM »
Now I feel like such a slacker.  I was all proud of myself for getting three of the four sides of the hive painted white.  That's really cute!

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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2008, 01:33:07 PM »
How pretty!  Hopefully your bees will be here on time...waiting longer would be awful!!  You will love having your own bees, they are soooo cool & you will want to look in the hives every day to see what they've done ( I restrain myself & make it 1x a week) They are such amazing creatures but my hubby gets tired of me running in spouting what wonders they did today!! :-D  Jody
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Re: Less than a week to go!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008, 04:17:02 PM »
Know the feeling, that last week of waiting seemed like a month! :)

 

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