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Archie
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« on: April 05, 2005, 05:57:42 PM »

What a great day.  The temp was up to 54 degrees.  T-shirt weather here in Vermont.  4 out 5 hives made it through the winter.  All in various degrees of strength.  The strongest hive is my one and only foam hive. Two of my hives that I thought would not make are still going strong.  One hive is very weak and I do not have much hope for it right now.  I am feeding sugar syrup and pollen patties but the three strongest hives are bringing in white pollen and some darker orange pollen.  The white pollen is probably from bleep willows.

In a few days the soft maple trees should start to blossom and things will really take off then.

I put up my electric bear fence and that is a problem I will not have to worry about.  I did have a problem with a red squirrel.  Did you know they have a sweet tongue?  This little fellow kept knocking my entrance feeders off and drinking the syrup.  I fixed that by putting on top feeders.  I was watching the little guy today going up a soft maple tree next to my bee yard and he was licking the sweet sap that was running down the tree.  

that's it for now.  I'm just excited as I can bee.  sic

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005, 06:01:52 PM »

me again

I don't know where the word  bleep willows came from.   Maybe I should have said just willows

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005, 06:08:13 PM »

Sounds good, that is how it was here today, maybe a little warmer Tongue , bye Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 06:09:43 PM »

I thought it was a "dirty" willow and the language filter bleeped it out! cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 06:19:18 PM »

cheesy  cheesy  cheesy funny one Jay cheesy  cheesy  cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 08:17:55 PM »

Hey Archie
sounds excitting I hope you have a great season and get alot of honey
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005, 10:31:42 AM »

Bleep comes from a "dirty" word that the forum software bleeps out.  So when we talk about bleep willows, we have combined the words to make pussywillows!  

Ha!
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2005, 12:32:16 PM »

I am in Vermont, also, (I'm further north than Archie, I think) but the day is wonderful here, too. Unfortunately, all three of my hives died over the winter. I don't really know why.   angry

I'll be getting three nucs but not until the end of May. It really makes me sad to go outside to work around and realize that my bee hives are empty. I enjoy watching them so much. I envy all of you that have bees working right now.
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