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Offline Meech

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Greetings from Colorado
« on: April 19, 2010, 11:38:03 PM »
(Mostly) new beek Just north of Denver. Starting my second year, with a colony of Buckfasts. They are suddenly acting a little hot, will be requeening soon with All Americans.   
Regards, Mike

Offline Highlandsfreedom

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 12:10:29 AM »
Hello Im in wheatridge here and welcome.  My girls have gotten a little testy as well this season. Not when we are in the yard but when I dive in deep I think they are still mad at me for collecting on my rent last year.   :-D  You will enjoy it here.
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Offline Meech

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 12:39:53 AM »
Thanks. I've lurked around plenty, gotten lots of good info from here and beesource. Seems an amicable group.

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 08:12:41 AM »
So you're going from one texas bee to another... good luck.  Both have bee good bees in the past, but in recent years they have gotten very hard to handle, in my experience...
Michael Bush
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Offline Meech

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 01:59:27 AM »
Thanks MB. I was just reading your article on splitting a hot hive. If this doesn't help I'll try something else.

Offline The Bix

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 10:44:49 AM »
Hey Meech, welcome aboard.  I'm between SE Aurora and Parker.  I still don't know much about beekeeping, but what I have learned has come so much faster by taking advantage of the combined knowledge of the folks on this forum.

Offline Cindi

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 07:38:40 PM »
Mike, welcome to our forum, wonderful you found us.  Hope you get to a place where the bees are  nice and calm, plenty around like that.  Stick around, we love new members, this will be a place where you can meet new friends, tell stories, tales and experiences and just enjoy internet time.  I have only had one hot colony, it was a swarm that I had caught, and it was hot.  The aura surrounding this colony could be felt within about 10 feet of it, it was my first year beekeeping, thankin' my lucky stars above I had 4 other Carniolan to keep me grounded, I  might have given up beekeeping, smiling.  Have that most wonderful and awesome day, with great health.  Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service

 

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