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Author Topic: How many hives do you have?  (Read 5169 times)
mick
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« on: November 18, 2009, 02:39:19 AM »

2.5 at last count!
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 05:03:24 AM »

Struth, Mick! I started the year with zip.. lost out in a tussel with the shb

Bought a nuc and caught some swarms.. I was going to limit it to 5 but I cant help myself..now I have 8 (includes 3 nucs) from swarmsand have so much of the golden stuff in drums that I dont know what to do with it. I think I might combine the nucs and let the queens fight it out

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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 05:46:42 AM »

Three for me, at the moment!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 04:26:49 PM »

Had 3, down to 1 due to SHB  angry angry angry
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 05:43:57 PM »

Started this year with (2),

no honey but still have 2 hives that I guess are healthy with 3 deeps of built out comb and 4 mediums. 

I think I have done "ok"
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 06:03:41 PM »

Our magic number seems to be 20.  We gain a few, sell a few, then gain again.
One TBH, two Long Hives, seventeen Langs, and a Nuc. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 10:20:52 AM »

1 and 1/2 - started last May with a package, and did a trap out in July.  Fingers crossed.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 01:28:31 PM »

I have 120. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 07:02:59 PM »

Started the year with 1 and now have 7. Will reduce to 4 or 5. Way too many bees in the backyard.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 09:17:30 PM »

I had 2 from this time last year until about 5 weeks now I have 12. I'm looking for agisting sites within an hour and a half of Melb to the north. Undecided  I have way too many hives in the back yard...
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 11:58:50 PM »

Well I bought six and they swarmed and I now have 11.  I have just sold some and will sell some more soon I think the magic number for me to keep will be 3. Just enough for fun and some real good honey.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 08:38:39 PM »

I have none at present, hopefully 2011 I will have a few. A few years past I had  27.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 08:40:47 PM »

7 and baby swarm.
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« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 06:01:33 PM »

3 for right now.
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 12:27:20 PM »

I think i have 12 right now...
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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2010, 06:52:43 AM »

I think i have 12 right now...

I'll count them next time I get up there for you.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2010, 04:33:10 PM »

55 right now.   

The goal for this year is sixty - we should be there with a couple to spare already, but it's been a right sod of a spring down here.   If we stay where we are that'll be ok - probably time to concentrate on building em up for the crop rather than splitting any more at this point.
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010, 01:53:44 AM »

ha ha.... I can remember Oz Buzz arriving on here... Hive count zero.... none.... zilch.
 Now the poor bugger hasn't even the time to count them.....
 What a great pass time
 p/s   we have 3 swarms pass by here in Glen Waverley in the past couple of weeks, one mine.  Caught 2, othe ran and hid
 Building a TBH to try
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 06:40:25 AM »

ha ha.... I can remember Oz Buzz arriving on here... Hive count zero.... none.... zilch.
 Now the poor bugger hasn't even the time to count them.....
 What a great pass time

I remember those days too! hahhaha
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« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 03:58:01 PM »

6 currently, time to make more boxes!
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