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Offline Jerrymac

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« on: March 25, 2005, 10:50:41 PM »
My church bee coloney may have swarmed. The guy in Childress called and said there was a swarm of bees in the trees behind the church. I told him those would probably be gone by the morning.

So now I'm guessing there will be less bees to mess with in the wall.

There will be a new queen in the wall.

There might be another colony to get out of the church or other place.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005, 10:54:17 PM »
You sure are going to have quite a few hives! :) Pretty exciting.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005, 11:00:50 PM »
Yeah. Working my butt off trying to get the stuff made for all these bees.

Didn't realize beekeeping could spread so quickly. Not to mention the people already lining up for honey and pollenation service. I might have to get some under paid hired help. I pay weekly... I mean weakly.  :shock:
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005, 12:41:30 AM »
So, are you going to re-queen any of these colonies Jerry?
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 06:05:33 AM »
Naw. I'm going to see how they do on their own.
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2005, 06:38:24 AM »
Queens cost too much lately. We'll probably raise our own this year.

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2005, 04:02:25 PM »
I would see if you could hold off and buy new queens in the fall. They will be cheaper and of a better quality, bye
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2005, 09:17:47 PM »
Just got a call. That swarm of bees is still in that tree, that's three or four days they've been there. What are the chances of them still being there Saturday?
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2005, 10:04:44 PM »
Hi jerry,
 I will be happy to help you with the bees on saturday if you would like the help. I don't want the bees I will have plenty already. I would like to help you,I think its fun. Have suit will travel. If you would just pick me up on your way out there.

Brian

P.S.- the collony is building some queen cells they have at least to cappet already. I hope one emerges real soon they are starting to get weak, Or it lest it seames like it.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2005, 10:12:45 PM »
Brian,

I'll PM you on that.

It rained and was cold up there on Saturday and those bees stayed though all that. Then it was warmer today and they stayed. How warm does it have to be for the queen to fly? I was just wondering if the cooler weather kept them there.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2005, 10:29:59 PM »
Jerry, if they haven't found a place to call home yet, they might just set up shop in the tree. Here are some pictures of that very same phenomenon.








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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2005, 10:44:56 PM »
That link don't work for me. Could be firefox browser. I have seen pix of comb build in the open in tree brances. That's why I was wondering what the chances were of them staying put.
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2005, 11:48:45 PM »
that link don't work for me no pic. bye

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2005, 10:59:13 AM »
Jerry,
 I mint to tell you that the bees realy liked the starter strips that we gave them. Two of them they almost have completly filled out.

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2005, 05:49:00 PM »
Just checked both my hives. I think I was right about the barn wall bees. I didn't get the queen. There were queen cells in the old brood comb. But that must have been a success as there is a lot of new brood in new comb they built from starter strips.

The other has also drawn a bit of the starter srtips. I saw pollen and possibly syrup and honey from old comb stored in the new stuff.
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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2005, 10:25:19 PM »
Sorry about the mix up on the pictures in my post! I have fixed them above. :D
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2005, 11:24:22 PM »
THOSES R SOME NICE PIC. BYE

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2005, 11:39:32 PM »
One good thing is, if the bees are still in the tree, it isn't very big. I think he said about seven feet tall.
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