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Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« on: December 18, 2009, 11:44:54 AM »


Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 02:41:54 PM »
And a Merry Christmas to you. That looks too cold for me :-D
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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 08:12:40 AM »


Apiary in the snow - sunshine.

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2009, 08:23:17 AM »
What, sunshine in the UK?  I thought that was a myth... :-D

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 04:54:21 PM »
Thanks and Happy Holidays to you!

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 10:09:20 PM »
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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 11:18:32 PM »
Love everyone's pictures, such a peaceful vibe.

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Winter Apiaries in the snow pictures - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 04:39:52 AM »
Another winter apiary:

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Please post more photographs of your winter apiaries.

All the best,

Andrew

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 02:48:51 PM »


My small apiary in the first snow of the year.  Not much to look at, but I'm kinda proud of it.

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 04:51:28 PM »
Lenape13... you should be proud. Nice little setup, very similar to my own but more colorful.

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 05:52:55 PM »
I really should start painting hives in multi-color loudness. It helps the bees find "home" right?

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 12:33:08 AM »
While it has been suggested that color differences may help the girls find their way home, I chose to paint them for different reasons.  I figured I would take advantage of the cheap mistints at my local Lowes, but I did so by letting the kids in the neighborhood choose the actual colors.  It gives them a sense of ownership and gets them involved.

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 01:28:17 AM »
I like everyone's hives and some are so colorful.  I never thought that the hives being painted different colors the girls could find them better. 8-)

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Re: Apiary in the snow - Merry Christmas everyone!
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 10:03:02 AM »
My small apiary in the first snow of the year.  Not much to look at, but I'm kinda proud of it.

Lenape13 definitely a 'cool' setup! I have been buying the mismatched paint at home depot for the last couple of months since I'm getting some hive bodies ready for my splits in the spring. Sure beats the drab white boxes!

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