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Offline Bush_84

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Beekeeper again!
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:22:05 PM »
My 8 packages of Italians came on Saturday.  They all got installed on Sunday.  Nothing really went wrong.  All of the queens looked small, but they may plump up when they start laying again.  I am going on a fishing trip on thursday.  S I will check on the queens at that time.  Maples in full bloom and all hives seem busy.  Very excited!
Keeping bees since 2011.

Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.

Offline kathyp

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Re: Beekeeper again!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 11:05:44 PM »
welcome back to beekeeping!  and to the site.
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Re: Beekeeper again!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 01:33:45 AM »
Yeaaaa  X:X X:X X:X X:X

We need somebody colder than Finski on here for next winter  :-D

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Re: Beekeeper again!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 07:42:10 AM »
The apples are about half way done here in NY.
God Bless all the troops
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Offline Sunnyboy2

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Re: Beekeeper again!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 10:51:02 PM »
Welcome back Bush 84.

Offline Bush_84

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Re: Beekeeper again!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 03:26:17 PM »
I wanted post an update but I had to leave for a trip.  I rechecked my bees on Thursday of last week.  They all did well.  Every queen released without trouble.  I either visualized every queen or saw her eggs.  Once I saw either of those things I shut the hive.  All are taking the pollen patty but at different rates.  All were given a comb of honey and are still doing great on stores.  All bringing in pollen.  Maples just finished but dandelions are just starting.  Will have to monitor every week for space.  I think that if they keep foraging at this pace, I will need to pyramid up faster than I initially thought. 
Keeping bees since 2011.

Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.

 

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