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Georgia Boy
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« on: March 28, 2013, 09:28:34 PM »

Well Guys,

Got a disappointing phone call the morning but truthfully I had been expecting it.

Seem I won't become a beek this weekend.

The bees haven't built up enough for them to make PKGS as of yet.

It been too cold and rainy so far this year.

Oh well.  They are trying for April 6th now. Its only one more week but darn. Was really hoping.

I know it will happen but I hate the wait.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 09:34:39 PM »

Can't control  Mother Nature. 
I hate having to make those type calls.  That's why I try to project 2 weeks past when I really expect the bees to be ready.  That way if I'm right people are surprised. If I'm wrong then they Aren't disappointed.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 10:01:22 PM »

I have nucs promised for the second week of May that are making my commodious belly boil!  I have queens coming to make the splits the middle of April and after pulling a few frames I am really spooked.  Last year at this time I had frames and frames of solid brood, but this year the bees are effectively just starting to perk.  I found the first pollen of the year being stored around repectable patches of new eggs.  I guess I am realling needing that reputed carniolan brood build explosion!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 10:06:12 PM »

got an email saying i wouldn't get the queens i was looking for around may 1st.  i'm going to start grafting tomorrow or saturday anyway.  it was supposed to be my second round but the frosts over the last week and a half got me on my first round.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 10:18:20 PM »

Sorry to hear about the delay....But hang in their, they'll get to you!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 12:28:42 AM »

Last year the weather had me behind by almost a month. I did not enjoy the calls from impatient clients. 
But understood.
Shame the bees don't read our minds and act like we want them to!!   Durn bugs.
Hang in there. They will get there.
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 09:55:21 PM »

i sent you a pm.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 10:13:50 PM »

I too have customers biting at the bits.
I'm trying to tell them as soon as the temperatures moderate things will happen.
But if I do it right now the bees and or larva will die.
So far so good.
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