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Offline divemaster1963

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HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:28:06 AM »
Happy Hopeful New Year Everyone. hope the New Year Is bettery that the Last.


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Re: HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 01:52:01 AM »
You to John and everyone else.  I had a pretty good year this year.  Still kicking,and so are the kin.   Started year with 3 hives, caught 6 swarms, had to give some away not enough boxes and have 5 hives doing good now.  Have a Happy New Year all year long.




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Re: HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 01:52:26 AM »
Happy New Year to you and everyone.  Hope springs eternal, doesn't it  :-D
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Re: HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 07:04:06 AM »
  Almost through the first day of 2013 with no hassles or bad news, hope this keeps up for you all and it will be a better year than last. Good wishes to all on the forum and your kin.
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Re: HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 10:39:24 AM »
I am so looking forward to '13.  I am 20 months into beekeeping, and I have three mature hives and  three nucs that were all living as of December 29.  Due to knee replacement about 30 days back, I have not been able to tend my bees, but my youngest son went around and tapped the hives to see if there would be a resulting buzz on Dec. 29.  All of the colonies buzzed, and they had large stored going into the winter, so I am hopeful. 

Last summer, my second summer with bees, I was reluctant to make changes in the hives.  The engineer side of me cautioned that "if one does not know what they are doing, it is best to do nothing."  My knowledge has now grown to the point that I am willing to do some simple things like: splits, brood interruption, drone frames and such.  I look forward to interacting with more with my bees.  Still, I will make changes only when I think they are necessary. 

With more confidence, I am looking forward to a Happy New Year.

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Re: HAPPY Hopeful NEW YEAR!
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 03:20:40 PM »
Happy New Year to all!! Watched the ball drop in Times Square New York and felt peaceful.

Annette

 

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