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Offline Jim 134

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Re: First Hive Inspection Didn't Go Well
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 10:08:41 AM »
Something you may like to go to on June 22, 2013 the it is FREE
Hartford CT. to South Deerfield, MA is about 50 miles North on I-91
Hope to see you at this event..
They will be a full schedule of this events out about June 1 or so keep an eye for it.

http://massbee.org/meetings/2013-field-day





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Offline Jim 134

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Re: First Hive Inspection Didn't Go Well
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 10:47:02 AM »

 How much experience does the experience beekeeper have that look at this hive have ???
 Was this a full hive of bees ???
 Was this nuc of bees ???
 Was this package of bee ???



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I see by your original post it was a package of bees how many pounds was it ???


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"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
        Chinese Proverb

"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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Re: First Hive Inspection Didn't Go Well
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 02:36:37 PM »
Moots:

Thanks for the words of encouragement!  If I could, I'd bring the hive inside for the night but my family wouldn't be too receptive to this (!).  I really wish I knew some way to keep them warm until these freezing nights are over.

Jim 134:

I believe my package was a 3 pound one.  There were about 11,000 bees total.

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Re: First Hive Inspection Didn't Go Well
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 07:58:14 PM »
Have you giving them pollen patty.

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Re: First Hive Inspection Didn't Go Well
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:33 PM »
I just put a pollen patty in when we inspected on Sunday.  Other beekeepers in the area are saying there is plenty of pollen out right now but I thought I should cover all the bases. It was warm today (in the upper 60's) and there was a little activity around the hive entrance.  By little, I mean a bee here and there flying in and flying out.  I was heartened as yesterday it was cold and I saw and heard absolutely nothing and thought maybe all had perished.

 

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