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Offline bobby

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first inspection
« on: May 13, 2005, 05:26:40 PM »
i looked inside today. i saw cone being drawn and pollen. i didnt see my queens or any eggs. its only been 6 days but tommorow its gonna rain so i looked a little early. i will look again in a couple of days,maybe they will be there.i also enlarged my reducer.

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2005, 08:41:24 PM »
Sounds normal for them just starting, and giving them the larger entrance is a good idea too. As far as they seem to be able to guard the entrance, you can open it up wide.

Beth

Offline bobby

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 10:14:29 PM »
i opened both hives today and i found both queens. they are both laying eggs. it was a beautiful site. my family and i went to a bee meeting around the road and visited a veteran bee keeper. he has 40 hives and already has got 4 swarms this year. its a blessing to have someone that close to our home that can help us. talk to yall later.

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2005, 11:16:42 PM »
That is a blessing. When I started beekeeping, all I had was this forum. It's been a great help, but I sure did post alot of pictures and ask some very simple questions. I just didn't know what I was looking at in the hive. It would have helped if I had someone close by to look in my hive and tell me what the "new" stuff was. The books just didn't give me quite enough info, and there's only so much a person can do on-line to explain what going on.

Beth