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Offline Archie

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« on: April 05, 2005, 06:57:42 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

Archie
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005, 07:01:52 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, 07:08:13 PM »
Sounds good, that is how it was here today, maybe a little warmer :P , bye :D
Ryan Horn

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2005, 07:09:43 PM »
I thought it was a "dirty" willow and the language filter bleeped it out! :lol:
By the rude bridge that arched the flood
Their flag to Aprils breeze unfurled
Here once the embattled farmers stood
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2005, 07:19:18 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol: funny one Jay :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2005, 09:17:55 PM »
Hey Archie
sounds excitting I hope you have a great season and get alot of honey
kirk-o
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2005, 11:31:42 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, 01:32:16 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.   :x

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.
Judy