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« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2008, 10:51:55 PM »

[Irwin said -My bees are pulling out larvae. I just took a look and they pulled out 16 white undeveloped bees you could see the head and legs but no wings. Last night it got down to 28 the high today 40. Please tell me this is normal. They have a full medium of capped honey last time I checked About 2 weeks ago.]

Most likely chilled brood as they said, but I thought I would mention that I had a hive that did that in ealy fall. I noticed them removing larva and I looked though the hive for any sign of disease. They had about 3 frames of capped brood, but were low on stores. I fed them daily, but a week or so later they absconded. I caught them when they accumulated about 10 ft in front of the hive. But when I checked the hive it was cleaned out. No brood whatsoever. I dont know if they were getting robbed out or what? But they removed the capped brood quickly before they absconded. They were set on leaving, when I put the queen in a new hive with drawn out comb and honey, they left the next day. I saw them flying back and robbing out the hive for days.
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2008, 08:55:52 AM »

dhood thank's for the scare grin but I think its chilled brood. At my last look they had a bunch of pollen honey and brood. The temp's have been in the mid to upper 20's at night and our high this week was 44. They are still just cleaning house few brood and bee's. Alright I had to give it a try Tuesday cleaned the entrance so I could try a fresh kill wensday when I got home from work I tasted one not bad I must say. But you have to kill a whole hive to make a dinner for one grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2008, 10:12:51 AM »

Alright I had to give it a try Tuesday cleaned the entrance so I could try a fresh kill wensday when I got home from work I tasted one not bad I must say. But you have to kill a whole hive to make a dinner for one grin

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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2008, 10:49:30 AM »

Irwin, OK you made me laugh, picturing you all snuggled infront of the beehouse, pulling all the dead drones from the bees that they were trying to get rid of out their front door.  Wait til spring, put in some drone brood comb, get those full frames of drone brood -- man versus wild, coming on.  Have a wonderful and awesome day, Cindi
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2008, 12:01:30 PM »

EEWWW guys!  If it gets to the point I have to eat my bees to survive I will but until then will wait to taste.  If starving it won't matter what they taste like & can cover em with honey, swallow & try not to chuck em back up!  Cindi, just got a Far Side image of Martha Stewart harvesting drone frame & running to the kitchen.."it's a good thing!". evil  J
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2008, 08:02:51 PM »

We got plant's out here to that you can eat grin http://www.dereilanatureinn.ca/woodlands/edible-plants/index.htm
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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2008, 08:50:26 PM »

Irwin, what a great site! I know bout most of the plants but was surprised at a couple!  I tried oregon grape..VERY sour!  Salmon berries taste like soap to me but thimbleberries are good!  I don't kill most of the natives when pulling or clearing just transplant. I've seen the bees all over em too. They are surprisingly pricey @ the nurserys!  J
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2008, 09:03:48 PM »

You guys are making me hungry again. 
But I'll have to wait until spring before enjoying my favorite green salad.  Mix young immature leaves of Oregon grape, salal, lambs quarter, and sour grass.  Has a nice nip to it and excellent with a good vinegarette, Italian, or 1000 Island dressing.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2008, 07:43:45 AM »

I want to see Martha Stewart cook up some drone larvae...
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2008, 02:04:34 PM »

I want to see Martha Stewart cook up some drone larvae...

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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2008, 06:18:00 PM »

jp you are having too much fun with this thread! evil

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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2008, 07:39:43 PM »

jp you are having too much fun with this thread! evil

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