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Offline mick

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How many hives do you have?
« on: November 18, 2009, 03:39:19 AM »
2.5 at last count!

Offline SlickMick

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 06:03:24 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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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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Offline taztiger

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 06:46:42 AM »
Three for me, at the moment!!

Offline Meadlover

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 05:26:49 PM »
Had 3, down to 1 due to SHB  :-x :-x :-x

Offline Mason

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 06:43:57 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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Offline HAB

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009, 07:03:41 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. :)

Offline David LaFerney

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 11:20:52 AM »
1 and 1/2 - started last May with a package, and did a trap out in July.  Fingers crossed.
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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 02:28:31 PM »
I have 120. :)

Offline Pete

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 08:02:59 PM »
Started the year with 1 and now have 7. Will reduce to 4 or 5. Way too many bees in the backyard.

Offline philinacoma

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 10:17:30 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. :-\  I have way too many hives in the back yard...

Offline Anybrew

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2010, 12:58:50 AM »
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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Offline Stlnifr

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2010, 09:38:39 PM »
I have none at present, hopefully 2011 I will have a few. A few years past I had  27.
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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2010, 09:40:47 PM »
7 and baby swarm.

Offline vermmy35

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 07:01:33 PM »
3 for right now.
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Offline OzBuzz

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 01:27:20 PM »
I think i have 12 right now...

Offline philinacoma

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2010, 07:52:43 AM »
I think i have 12 right now...

I'll count them next time I get up there for you.  :)

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2010, 05:33:10 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.

Offline col c

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« 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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Offline OzBuzz

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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2010, 07:40:25 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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Re: How many hives do you have?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2010, 04:58:01 PM »
6 currently, time to make more boxes!