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Offline uglyfrozenfish

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Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« on: July 14, 2011, 11:22:31 PM »
Ok, I took a frame of capped honey off of a hive about 20 miles from my house and was debating on harvesting it for myself or giving it to my newer bees which are at my house.  After a couple of days storing it in the breeseway(sp?) I noticed ants getting to it.  I was going to save it for the bees in the fall or spring but didn't know how to store it yet.  I moved the frame to the garage, then left the door open. My wife was none to thrilled with me baiting hundreds of honey bees into our garage :oops:  I put the frame outside the garage that night and the next morning sprayed the area in  the garage with bee quick to discourage them from hanging around.  NOW I have a hundred or so honey bees lying on the garage floor dead!!  Did I use too much bee quick could something else have happened??  I am at a loss, and bummed that my girls had to go that way.

Thanks for your insight,
Lee

Offline G3farms

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 11:48:13 PM »
Best way to store a frame of honey is in the freezer, will kill any SHB and wax moth.

Bees in the garage probably died from stress.
those hot bees will have you steppin and a fetchin like your heads on fire and your @ss is a catchin!!!

Bees will be bees and do as they please!

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 03:00:24 AM »
 Remember :  " If Momma ain't happy ; ain't nobody happy" .  Find a way to make her smile about it if you can .  I'm rootin' for ya .
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I do like "Dad" the most .   ---Burl---

Offline Jim 134

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 06:34:15 AM »
Remember :  " If Momma ain't happy ; ain't nobody happy" .  Find a way to make her smile about it if you can .  I'm rootin' for ya .
                     Burl - An agressive pacifist .

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011, 10:12:05 AM »
Ha ha, reminds me of the time I tried to extract honey in the driveway!! :roll:

100 bees...no problem.  They'll fly around the area for days afterward trying to find that honey.  Give her time, she'll get to the point where that won't bother her. :evil:
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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011, 10:17:27 AM »
Take her out to a good movei(Winnie the Pooh is opening this weekend(a good HUNNY movie) and dinner.

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011, 10:37:55 AM »
best way to get them out of the garage is to just crack the door and shut the lights out.  Last year during honey extraction I left the honey house for lunch and when I returned 1/2 hour later the man door hadn't shut and blow open.  I had millions of bee's in there.  You couldn't breath.   I just shut the door for the day.  About a 1/2 hour before sunset I went back and opened the garage door until after dark.  Most went house for the night.   I then hung my big bug zapper for the night with a garbage bucket under it to take out the yellow jackets

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 12:39:24 PM »
Remember :  " If Momma ain't happy ; ain't nobody happy" .  Find a way to make her smile about it if you can .  I'm rootin' for ya .
                     Burl - An agressive pacifist .


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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011, 04:53:03 PM »
When I do something dumb, my wife's favorite saying is: "I'm thinking LOBSTER tonight." To which I respond "yes dear"  :lau: :lau: :lau:

If there is a shortage of lobster this year, it might be my fault.  :buttkick: 

Without my errors, my wife would be eating hot dogs. -Mike
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Offline Jim Hughes

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 10:29:49 PM »
Here is what works for me, and it is important to repeat all 5 items IN ORDER:

(don't worry--you'll learn)

1.  I'm sorry.
2.  It was all my fault.
3.  It'll never happen again.
4.  You need some new shoes.
5.  Let's go shopping.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Re: Oops, I made a mistake now I have a mad wife and dead bees
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 09:22:38 AM »
wow! your wives have trained you right  ;). They probably WANT you guys to mess up, because apparently SHE gets something she wants every time you do! Grow some ba))s. Sh!t happens! If she would help you maybe thing will go better  :lol:

 

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