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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »

Allen, you're a few weeks behind us. I had the same thing two weeks ago or so and held off my grafting at that time. I've been noticing more and more drones so started my grafting today. I opened up both the donor hive for making up a cell builder and the hive I grafted out of and WOW! You wouldn't believe all the capped drone brood! Both were really strong hives and had at least 4 full frames of drone brood...good thing I'll be splitting them in 9 days, they are gearing up for swarming.

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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2011, 08:14:09 PM »

Dean, I grafted from the best hive that I've seen in a while (of course it would be one of the ones I gave my son for helping with swarms/cutouts rolleyes). It's one of the hives we went through when you were here.

This colony went from a swarm in May to producing over 100lbs of honey by Oct and are as gentle as can bee.

I'll be making splits with the queen cells from today on the 24th and will be able to start evaluating queen performance as early as 3 weeks after (but plan on 4 to make sure).

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"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2011, 12:20:57 AM »

Emil and I performed my first cut out of 2011 today folks! The video is uploaded but youtube is conducting some kind of site maintenance, so it can't be viewed at this very moment (11:00 pm CST).

Report: Lots of capped worker brood and a ton of capped drone brood (at bottom of several comb sections), some hatched drones, queen cups but no cells.

We both took about a dozen stings each but I still give them a 3 out of 10, 1 being most gentle.

Video to come, once youtube is done messing around.


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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2011, 08:12:02 AM »

Scott / Hardwood I give you a two thumb's up for showing deanO the bee's and taking the time with a new bee keeper.

Yes indeed, 2 giant thumbs up for Scott! I can't wait to learn some more this year.

Dennis, As soon as I get a little break from the bees I'll try to make a couple of those "new style" bee vacs I told you about.

Scott

O Boy O boy, I can't wait....Let me know if you need anything or any help.

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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2011, 09:44:11 AM »

It's just the middle of October....why, oh why did I ever read this thread?  Am I insane??!!!  My patience is already wearing thin....and there's a whole 4-5 months to go.<sigh>  Quick! I need a sedative...gimme that honey jar!
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2011, 09:59:15 AM »

..............and is not even winter yet?Huh waiting on spring 2012!
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2011, 08:35:12 AM »

..............and is not even winter yet?Huh waiting on spring 2012!
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Gotta make use of my time....it's plot and plan time!!! Wink
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