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JP And Jordan Work Bees
« on: October 13, 2010, 11:14:16 PM »
I set up a young couple with hives about three years ago.

They travel a good bit and since then moved three times.

Jordan is the bee keeper and tends to the bees, ducks, chickens, rabbits and even the occasional pig or two.

She and I worked her bees today and I boosted two colonies giving them three strong ones.


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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 11:30:50 PM »
Well that was really nice JP. Helped out your friends. Yes, when I do a combine, I use one sheet of newspaper and also spray the newspaper with sugar water. It has worked out so far.

Thanks for sharing



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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 11:38:34 PM »
AHA! I'm on to you now Bro...you seem to help out the cute girls an awful lot!

Beautiful job fixing that brood comb (parking lot bees) into frames...it'd be hard to squeak a heavy atom between 'em.

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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 11:59:00 AM »
Replacement for Schawee?


Great video, good to see a newspaper combine. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 12:01:45 PM »
Forgot, did you leave the newspaper hanging outside the box or did you tear if off?  I tear mine off to keep water from getting in the hive if it rains.

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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2010, 10:59:00 AM »
good video. i have to say, she is much cuter than schawee ( no offense meant, schawee ) i liked the ducks too.

one question, why do you spray the newspaper with suger water ? is it to attract  both sets of bees to the center and kind of mingle their scents  ? and do you put any cuts in the newspaper when you do the combine or no ? ok, i guess that's two questions.
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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2010, 01:54:32 PM »
I spray with sugar water, make slits in the newspaper and smoke both boxes. I believe all this helps, works for me.

Sugar water is more of a feed them and make them happy thing and as they are feeding they are working towards each other.


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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 11:28:43 AM »
JP
 Its Christmas you know ?
 I'm sure Jordon needs those Hives checked  :-D
I'm sure no one would complain if you took
your cam along while doing a Good Holiday Deed


Just saying  :roll:


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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 02:01:29 AM »
Sounds like someone's got a crush!  :-D

Jordan happened to call me about about ten days ago to say how well all three colonies were doing and that they were going out of town for about three weeks.

I'll be sure to pass along your request to her Tommy.

Merry Christmas!


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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2010, 08:33:37 AM »
It's not just Tommy :-D
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Re: JP And Jordan Work Bees
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 10:14:56 AM »
It's not just Tommy :-D


I'll see what I can do for you too Irwin.  :-D


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