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Offline schawee

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looking for the queen
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:07:56 PM »
 .i was about to leave to go to the hunting camp on the 19th and a guy came over and asked if i would like to have some bees.he told me that his son is working on a popup trailer and he want to kill the bees if they were not out by saturday.to make a long story short i went and got the bees out.i only had an hour and a half to do it.i never saw the queen so this video is the first time i looked in the hive to see if she was in there.   schawee

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 11:31:15 PM »
Video??
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 11:49:02 PM »
scott don't know what happened ,first time trying to put a video here.have it downloading on youtube now      schawee
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 11:56:22 PM »
looking on your youtube site, not there yet either.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 12:15:49 AM »
Hard to upload videos and drink a giant shake at the same time I guess.  :-D


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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 01:32:32 AM »
bigbear its on page 7 of youtube. jp can you send it to the fourm  thanks    ...schawee ,oh i didnt 'have a shake today but i will get one tomorrow :-D
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 09:15:04 AM »
Looking for the queen

nice Film
Watching bees, looking for queens,eating Honey its all good :-D IMHO

Maybe one of these will work

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 10:06:21 AM »
heya.  now it's there.  it must of not been finished loading in yet when  I looked.  nice video.  thought you was the headless beek for the first couple minutes or so.


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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 01:04:17 PM »
Amazing how fast the queen cells are made.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 01:12:08 PM »
bigbear i though i would be in it but not so,then again i could have been having  a shake  up there :-D.allen i was very suprise how fast they made and caped the queen cells.i have the cutout on video but still learning how to put it all together.   schawee
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 01:13:31 PM »
tommy thanks for posting it here for me . :)
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2010, 07:59:26 PM »
tommy thanks for posting it here for me . :)

Thank you for taking the time for all of us to see

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 10:38:58 PM »
Good job my friend! You could actually tell they were queenless by their roar. Folks, Schawee and I agree in the best interest of the colony to allow them to continue with their requeening efforts as we still do have drones around.

Can always do a combine or requeen if things don't work out.

Those bees work fast!

Some very good bees, would be nice to be able to save the genetics.


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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 02:20:54 PM »
You could actually tell they were queenless by their roar.

Roar? I kept listening for a roar, but I can't hear it. I'm eager for my senses to get honed into picking up these kinds of details.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 02:42:15 PM »
Nice video Schawee.  I know these thing have to be time consuming but I hope that you and JP keep them coming.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 11:54:18 PM »
Nice Schawee. I enjoyed the relaxed pace of this video. I can hardly believe they can get mated this time of year. I guess your temps must warm up pretty good during the day.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 12:04:14 AM »
Its been warming up quite a bit late morning to early evening Annette, been in the 60's, lows in the 40's. Finished harvesting day before yesterday and watched bees from nuc clean up frames last two days.

Another colony nearby was getting in on the action and I had to reduce the nuc's entrance, had a lil robbing going on.

Watched bees bringing back pollen too.


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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2010, 12:09:54 AM »
annette,the weather down here is crazy.one day it could be 35degrees and  the next in the 70's or 80's.i will watch this hive close to see what happens.   ...schawee
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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 12:14:48 AM »
Is it always that crazy down there? My gosh!!

Here when winter sets in it is usually about 45-50 average during day, 20-30 nights for a couple of months.

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Re: looking for the queen
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2010, 06:07:33 PM »
I am not sure the hive would make it up here if the queen (assuming it hatches) hasn't had a chance to lay eggs for the spring.

Schawee,
Did you get any of the comb or brood from where you took these bees?  I can see you are quite comfortable with them (no protection).
Never thought I would do it!