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« on: July 29, 2013, 10:58:32 PM »

today i fired up my smoker and popped a hive open and started going through it.  a few frames in i noticed i was having a hard time seeing eggs.  i pulled my glasses off and i realized that i was wearing my sunglasses instead of my prescriptions and i wasn't wearing a veil.  if i had started on a couple of my other hives it probably wouldn't have taken that long to notice.  senile before 50?
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 11:09:17 PM »

welcome to the club  evil
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 11:14:24 PM »

Don' worry, you have a lot of company here on this site.  grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 11:20:33 PM »

I frequently get stung because i forget to zip up the veil around the neck line. My memory is horrible, and if i forget that my memory is bad, my wife reminds me!
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 12:58:08 AM »

My memory is horrible, and if i forget that my memory is bad, my wife reminds me!

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I keep reminding my husband that his memory is horrible....
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 06:24:56 AM »

Getting Old Ain't For Sissies.  Laughing with you not at you. One of the largest consumers of my time is looking for something I just sat down.Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 07:29:21 AM »

My memory is so bad, I can hide my own Easter eggs.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 08:51:13 AM »

""my mind must be slipping.""

Well, you do keep bees. That may be a good sign of it right there.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 09:01:47 AM »

My wife's memory is so bad I only had to learn one joke.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 11:11:21 AM »

Where are those 4 hive tools?
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 11:45:15 AM »

What hive tools?
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2013, 02:05:22 PM »

Getting Old Ain't For Sissies.  Laughing with you not at you. One of the largest consumers of my time is looking for something I just sat down.Cheesy

i like it when i put something in a specific place so i'll remember where it is but then i don't remember where it is. 
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2013, 02:16:02 PM »

Seriously, at least you remembered the smoker. Hubby has learned to light it first, before tying on the veil and grabbing the hive tool; he has been known to forget it!
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2013, 02:50:21 PM »

I usually lite the smoker first because then I don't have own the hood any longer than necessary, it's hot down here.  And after you have a heart attack memory gets even worst.  And wait till you get some more age on you.  You learn a few ways to help with the things you will need.  I have a big shelf in the shop where I hang bee suit there and have liter, smoker, hive tools, brush, gloves, beetle traps, shredded paper and bucket of wood chips all right there.  Close by is dollie, and supers with foundation.  And that's about all the things that really matter.  Good luck to all you young whipper snappers.



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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2013, 05:03:06 PM »

Long time good friend asked me my name the other day and it took me several minutes to remember



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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2013, 05:31:35 PM »

joe, it's hot over here too.  and i'm not the skinny kid i used to be and we used to keep bees in the shade not full sun.  i don't use a suit or a jacket jeans and a tee shirt are bad enough.  i've got pictures of me doing a cutout in shorts from about 10 years ago but i won't take that chance anymore.
don, if somebody catches me off guard and asks me how old i am i'll say 27 sometimes.  not sure why i got stuck there.  i have to stop and think about my phone number that i've had for 12 years sometimes too.
i blame adult add but i'm not so sure.  i take ambien and one of the side effects is loss of memory so that may be my new excuse.
jp i always light the smoker first or pack if i'm going to a different yard unless there is a big flow on, then sometimes i'll pull a couple of frames with no smoke.  that was the way i learned to do it about 33 years ago and old habits are hard to break (or you would think they would be).
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2013, 06:12:04 PM »

Hey, it happens in Aussie too. I drove 15 mile to check a hive, upon arrival I realised I did not have my smoker, it was in the shed at home on the bench ready to go.
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2013, 11:27:06 PM »

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, it was in the shed at home on the bench ready to go.

not lit, i hope!!
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2013, 12:00:15 AM »

Same thing here.... I was checking a trapout - realized it needed a frame with eggs - left in a hurry to go home and get one.  In a hurry I left my veil at the site of a trapout.  When I got home, some 15 miles away, I realized it was back at the trapout site so I made me a "veil" out of a 5 gallon bucket and screen....just cut a slot to see through then duct taped 1/8 inch hardware cloth across the opening then I added was a towel around the bottom and it worked like a charm.  Necessity is the mother of invention!!!!

I was so angry when I realized I had forgotten my veil!!!! ugh!

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« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2013, 06:29:40 AM »

Where are those 4 hive tools?

Yeah! That's what I'm talking about.

What hive tools?

Not quite there yet but I'm working on it.  grin
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2013, 03:50:18 PM »

Being new, I forget what I'm supposed to look for when I'm in my hives. I'm so overjoyed that there are bees and I haven't managed to kill them all that I forget simple things like looking for brood.

Me, talking to my wife on the patio, holding up a frame covered in bees: "Hey Honey...Look! Bees!"
My wife, not even looking up from her book: "That's nice Dear."
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« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2013, 04:28:58 PM »

I'm always laying my glasses down and foregetting where they are.  When I do locate them its like "OHH...yeah...now I remember putting them there! I swear one day I'm gonna invent a GPS that i can stick on the them so I can find them and make a million (or two) dollars!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2013, 06:29:53 PM »

No Kathy, I don't travel with a smoker alight.
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2013, 06:47:40 PM »

No Kathy, I don't travel with a smoker alight.


i do.  i keep a metal bucket in the back of the truck and i plug the end of the smoker with a stick.  if it is well lit and well packed it will stay lit for hours like that.
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2013, 08:35:02 PM »

   huh shocked You can keep a smoker going for HOURS!!!  jaw drop I am awed and humbled - what is the secret!
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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2013, 07:56:39 AM »

pack it well and plug the opening.  i'm talking about if you travel with it not just continuously working hives. 
when you go from one yard to the next all day you don't put it out each time you load up. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2013, 12:00:50 AM »

Iddee and Schawee did a great video a while back and posted it here on this site. It tied to find it but fialed. If anyone can find it please add a link here. I think it would be an great sticky thread.
After watching this video, I now can keep a smoker going for 4 to 5 hours. One thing that I learned is that after an hour or 2, you need to repack the smoker with the hive tool to keep it packed tight.
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« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2013, 06:56:23 AM »

I'm always laying my glasses down and foregetting where they are.  When I do locate them its like "OHH...yeah...now I remember putting them there! I swear one day I'm gonna invent a GPS that i can stick on the them so I can find them and make a million (or two) dollars!!!!

It must be age. I'm always doing the same kinda thing. I was thinking about inventing an audible attachment for my glasses. Using a key fob remote. Sometimes the only way I can find my cellphone is to call it and listen.

Seriously, at least you remembered the smoker. Hubby has learned to light it first, before tying on the veil and grabbing the hive tool; he has been known to forget it!


JP my wife helps me out by cleaning up behind me. To her I'm a clutter maker to me it's organized chaos.  I'm constantly having to ask her where something that I have just set down is located. I swear she enjoys watching.  grin
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