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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2011, 07:53:49 AM »
Schawee, are your hives packed with bees in those four? After this cold spell it just might be time to start contemplating splits!


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2011, 12:42:22 AM »
jp,all 4 of the hives are packed with bees.bailey,went through 12 hives today and everyone had drone larvae and caped drone cells.alot of caped brood and tons of bees in all hives.looks like ill be doing alot of splits and a early swarm season if the weather stays mild.   ...schawee
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2011, 04:47:33 AM »
heck wid them little stingers, who got the croppie hole? i am looking fo the first redbud and dogwood to tell me they on the bank
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2011, 05:48:53 AM »
You gonna hog the shady side of the tree again Bud?  :-D


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2011, 06:15:49 AM »
Shade tree?  Now no self respecting fisherman needs one of them.  The dedication of the fisherman is determined by how cold he is willing to fish in (had ice freezing in my guides before).  Then in the summer time it's how bad the sunburn is (if you can't sit back on a vynil truck seat cause ya took ya shirt off.   :-D  How about sending me some of that warm weather up this way boys i'm freezing.
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2011, 10:44:58 AM »
shucks you know it cajun, you know i got them allergies; work and lotta sun. seeing all yall on this post getting me lonesome to rub my eyeballs on y0uall
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2011, 02:03:05 AM »
Big Daddy, before you know it we'll be side by side, either knee deep in crappie or bees!  :-D


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2011, 02:44:30 AM »
Bees were flying a couple days of days last week.  We are a mile high here in Colorado but had two gorgeous spring days last week.  But nothing to bring in.  Today - snow and highs in the teens.  But at least I know my two hives have survived so far.  Enjoy your early spring you Southerners!

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2011, 03:06:20 PM »
We're looking at a high of +5 degrees today. I'm not going to even think about Spring for five weeks. I can't make it come any faster so why even think about it. I'll just keep reading about JP and Schawee dumping splits and picking up swarms until the first of April. Then I'll start looking ahead to being able to do something Spring like myself.
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2011, 10:07:00 PM »
looked like spring here in e. texas untill this morning now 26
 
did y'all get the cole snap also

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2011, 10:12:40 PM »
Yes in deed gonna keep the geese down here for a little longer!! let it snow let it snow let it snow :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2011, 10:41:25 AM »
A guy was telling me there's no limit on some type of goose right now, I believe snow but maybe it was Canadian. I don't hunt birds hardly ever so I'm not up on 'em.

Get your goose huntin' in Keith, cause after this cold front its bee time!

You still have any hives left?


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2011, 01:58:25 PM »
oh yeah I only lost one when I was on vacation.

Its a conservation hunt  for snows and blue geese there is no limit. All others the season is over

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2011, 03:41:52 PM »
Signs of spring in Michigan too:

A new foot of snow, a blizzard, and hives drifted over.

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2011, 06:37:46 PM »
At least it is a spring snow.

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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2011, 10:33:37 PM »
Keith, I like to cook most all birds in a roasting bag with lots of onion, seasoning and some butter. What y'all do with the geese?

I'll trade you a few swarms for a goose if you like.


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2011, 01:26:51 AM »
Yes in deed gonna keep the geese down here for a little longer!! let it snow let it snow let it snow :evil: :evil: :evil:

Keith

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That's funny.  We (OK, some people) relish the nasty weather from the north in the Fall as that's what gets those same birds moving south!
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2011, 02:58:18 AM »
Just seen/heard a mated pair of Canadians flying NE, past golf course by my borage filled garden, this evening.

Inspected some of my hives & brood comb & drone comb in 2nd year hives, some nectar & pollen coming in loads. Seen one drone crawling on ground in apiary today. Early pink peach flowers & some apple seems season is advanced ahead of time. Sunny so-Cal w/ a few swarms for others by coast, more but inland in valley not reported yet. Santa Ana winds blowing bees around but abating later in  week. Building more bee nuc's, honey supers  & hive stands incase this year beats out 2010.
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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2011, 10:44:03 AM »
After this next couple of fronts I really think its gonna happen. Dreamed I caught five swarms last night in one day (great dream!), which would tie what I did already. Maybe I can catch six in one day, perhaps this season will be the ticket.

If the extended forecast is anywhere near accurate, looks like the eleventh they will start getting at it again.


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Re: signs of spring in southeast louisiana!!
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2011, 12:55:19 PM »
When spring bursts out down there, you folks should take some pictures and post them. Then just sit back and watch as us northerners just druel with envy. I would love to see some early spring bee pictures.

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