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Offline oldenglish

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expect the unexpected
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:33:45 PM »
I had planned on starting the year with two hives I purchased 4 deeps and 4 mediums (just in case). Then I built a TBH just for fun with the plan to use that if I was lucky enough to catch a swarm. Then I got the usual gift certificates for xmas and also a chance for a club order so I purchased an additional 4 deeps and a bunch of mediums. These extras were going to be my store for expansion next year.
Then I was given 3 packages, plus I have two on order, so now all the deeps are going to be in use and the TBH is also hived up. I may end up using mediums if I get any swarms, plus I now need to start building bases and covers as I only had those for two hives. Its a good feeling having too many bees :-D

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Re: expect the unexpected
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 12:34:39 AM »
i hope like the packages! :)
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Re: expect the unexpected
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 01:45:06 AM »
i hope like the packages! :)

I am spending so much time in the yard watching them that the wife asked if I wanted a bed down there  :)

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Re: expect the unexpected
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 05:11:53 AM »
i hope like the packages! :)

I am spending so much time in the yard watching them that the wife asked if I wanted a bed down there  :)

So what did you tell her?? :-D
On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
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Re: expect the unexpected
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 02:24:24 AM »
If it t'were me, I'd have answered, "Can I use the extra quilt?"
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Re: expect the unexpected
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 10:29:54 PM »
you sound like me last year Dave. Good luck with them all and yes start making bases and tops !

 

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