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Offline beewitch

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2011, 04:30:16 PM »
From second year beek:

I learned I like Carnies better than Italians. But all bees are good... (Though, my "mutt" bees are a little hot tempered).
I knew I loved honey, but having your own is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I learned I had a lot more friends when people knew I had raw, local honey.
Hopefully I'll learn what it feels like to overwinter bees.  So far so good!

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2011, 07:19:11 PM »
Can you direct me to where I can find out about Michael Bush's "splitting by the box" technique?  Thanks!

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2011, 08:00:30 PM »
I learned (finally) after 32 years of marriage that even if your right, unless its really important, its better to keep your mouth shut!

I learned beee farmer is pretty smart  :-D

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2011, 08:13:46 PM »
Can you direct me to where I can find out about Michael Bush's "splitting by the box" technique?  Thanks!

Here you go
http://bushfarms.com/bees.htm
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2011, 08:53:36 PM »
Can you direct me to where I can find out about Michael Bush's "splitting by the box" technique?  Thanks!

http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslazy.htm#splitbybox
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2011, 08:57:50 PM »
I learned (finally) after 32 years of marriage that even if your right, unless its really important, its better to keep your mouth shut!

I learned beee farmer is pretty smart  :-D

Not if it took him 32 years!! :-P  I've always known it, just rarely able to practice it. :-D
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2011, 11:25:15 PM »
I learned (finally) after 32 years of marriage that even if your right, unless its really important, its better to keep your mouth shut!

I learned beee farmer is pretty smart  :-D

Not if it took him 32 years!! :-P  I've always known it, just rarely able to practice it. :-D
Yeah... your right.....good thing I am Good Looking huh?  Practice makes perfect!
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2011, 01:17:56 AM »
I learned when doing your first cutout,have some one with you who knows what their doing.(thanks Schawee)
I learned that when you think all of your bees have left....look in the box.(I'm new)
I also learned that beekeeping is extremely fascinating,and really enjoyable for me.
And that Beemasters is the best beekeeping forum on the web....Thanks guysjavascript:void(0);
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Offline Country Heart

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2011, 03:28:17 AM »
I learned that there is a whole fascinating world of Beekeeping out there that I can hardly wait to explore...come on SPRING!    :bee:

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2011, 07:13:35 AM »
Wow!  Its hard to pin point precisely (in this hobby one can learn much each season), but what I did learn was really more of an "acceptance of others methods' specifically in regards to insulating hives over winter. 

I'm not yet convinced of 'complete' insulation, but insulating three sides and the top are gonna be SOP for me from now on, at least until I change my mind again ;)

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2011, 08:30:25 PM »
I learned that when you have a day job there is never enough time to spend on what is important (the bees).
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
I learned that keeping bees is fun.
I learned that teaching your children about bees and having them learn with you is something that they hopefully will remember forever.
I learned that stings on the face hurt and swell
I learned that people are crazy for local honey and are not bashful about knocking on your door to ask for honey, even if they dont know you.
I learned that doing cut outs and swarm captures are alot of work and alot of fun.
I learned that I am not alone in my fascination for these insects.
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Offline Country Heart

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2011, 03:12:12 AM »
I learned that I am not alone in my fascination for these insects.

Thank goodness! 
It is so nice to have such a wonderful community of folks (even if they are mainly virtual/online) with the same fascination.   :)

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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2011, 06:28:18 AM »
>I learned that when you have a day job there is never enough time to spend on what is important (the bees).

Ain't that the truth!
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2011, 06:51:28 AM »
I learned (finally) after 32 years of marriage that even if your right, unless its really important, its better to keep your mouth shut!


 
Well beee farmer.........

  You can bee happy or you can bee right  :-D



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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2011, 09:54:59 AM »
I learned I want to bee keep and began the learning process.  Spring will test my knowledge!
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2011, 11:04:35 PM »
I learned (finally) after 32 years of marriage that even if your right, unless its really important, its better to keep your mouth shut!


 
Well beee farmer.........

  You can bee happy or you can bee right  :-D



   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 :)

You got that right!!!!   and never the twain shall meet
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Re: What did you learn this year?
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2011, 08:54:15 AM »
I learned:

- How to make a drone ejaculate :rainbowflower:


I'm not even going to ask why you would want to do that!   :-D Kinda like obtaining TRex urine...   

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