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Offline Natalie

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2010, 12:58:24 AM »
Wow Jp Good for you! It sounds like you have all the help and support you need to take on this new adventure. I wish you the best getting it all going. :)

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2010, 10:44:11 AM »
Its Easter Sunday, Its been a long week, I have lots of frames to build I'm at 46 colonies now and if I can get my butt moving there are three swarms I know of for the taking right now.

One is gold as they are in a trap I left at a customer's house last yr which we caught 2 in last yr. One is in a small tree uptown new Orleans and the other is in Houma, about 30-35 minutes from me.

Decisions vs laziness vs being worn out from a long week.  :-D


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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2010, 10:46:54 AM »
JP i hope you have a bountiful harvest this year to pay for all the woodenware!   :)

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2010, 12:21:48 PM »
Buck up there kiddo, before you know it it'll be winter and you'll be twiddling your thumbs again! I've had to all but stop my day job with how crazy the swarms have been already this year. I picked up 3 last week and had a cut out just yesterday. Had to order 2500 unassembled frames from Dadant for pick up next week...seems they're way behind on assembled ones.

I'm really looking forward to kickin' back a little at Bud's!

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2010, 03:46:18 PM »
JP ,I pray your endeavor goes right and and knowing the positive  person you are,I am sure it will. Great you are doing something for JP. Wish I was able to come help you.You have been a great friend to know. Jim

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2010, 05:30:20 PM »
And Jimmy you know if there's anything you two need, please let me know. How are you guys feeling?


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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2010, 03:31:45 AM »
Thumbs up to you, JP. Remember to have fun expanding, often we forget.

I'm kicking butt this spring catching swarms, but I'm not ready to get bigger so I need to  sell off *alot* of hives and nucs this spring.

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2010, 12:07:02 AM »
Go get them JP , i wintered 1 hive , now there's 5 and i'm sharing with the old timers .
7 swarms and 1 cut out ,soon the weather will brake and they will swarm again.
rigging trailers to move the boxs , and neck deep with my Queen about the bee's.
Just wait till my order of supplys come to the house.

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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2010, 01:16:58 AM »
Go get them JP , i wintered 1 hive , now there's 5 and i'm sharing with the old timers .
7 swarms and 1 cut out ,soon the weather will brake and they will swarm again.
rigging trailers to move the boxs , and neck deep with my Queen about the bee's.
Just wait till my order of supplys come to the house.

My last order of woodenware, frames, top covers and bottom boards arrived two days ago and weighed 1500lbs!  :shock:


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Re: Expanding---a Lotta More Bee Hives
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2010, 02:25:22 AM »
JP , I really enjoyed the photos . Nice to see some one else that gets in to a mess of bee's.
I ordered a cypress hive for the yard in town. (Vanity Hive )
need to wield on the trailers and fit box's on them , so i can move them around.
I was down last year ,trying to make up for it.

 

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