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Offline TheCompound

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Hello from South Dakota
« on: April 19, 2011, 12:53:45 PM »
New member and 'beehaver' here.  Just installed my first two packages last Saturday and it's been cold ever since.  Hopefully things warm up soon and I can start transitioning to the title 'beekeeper'!

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 04:20:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll warm up before we do. It's good to have you here.
Tim

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 05:29:46 PM »
What part of SD are you in ,I'm east central but have been in TX all winter missing all the snow :-D :-D,be back up in a couple of weeks

Offline TheCompound

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2011, 07:10:13 PM »
I'm about 20 miles west of Sioux Falls near Humboldt.  Installed my bees last Saturday at 34 degrees and I don't think we've seen the 40 degree mark since.    :(

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
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Offline hardwood

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 10:42:07 PM »
I need to make a trip up to Sturgis some time...I gotta see your yards Bruce!


BTW, welcome Compound!

Scott
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Offline splitrock

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 07:53:11 AM »
welcome compound. I am 25 east of you, from Brandon. I am down in Texas working my bee's  now. 90's here yesterday, enjoy the cool while you still can.

Joel

Offline TheCompound

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 11:11:02 AM »
...enjoy the cool while you still can.

Haha - thanks.  I'll be sure and pass that along to my California born bees! 

Offline Vance G

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Re: Hello from South Dakota
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 01:34:27 AM »
Are you getting feed into those bees?  I followed others who put warm syrup in a gallon zip lock bag and lay it directly on top of the frames where the bes are clustered and poking a couple 1 inch holes in the top of the upper side.  I tried the feeder jars and they seem to cool off and not get used.  We had a foot of wet snow to wake up to this morning and it snowed til noon!  Supposed to hit fifty tomorrow.  I pray for some global warming to hit here!