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Jerrymac
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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2006, 01:18:12 PM »

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Oh, and a soft blow on the bees will have them run down the frames just as fast as a puff of smoke will.


HOLY BEE STINGS BATMAN!!!!!

What kind of bees you got? If I get a frame too close to the nose and breath on them they get very angery.
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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2006, 02:09:52 PM »

Nice to see the different styles of beekeeping here, BUT sooner or later, " POW, right in the Kisser "  shocked
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2006, 02:51:34 PM »

>BUT sooner or later, " POW, right in the Kisser "

Not often, but yes sometimes it happens, as I well know.  Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2006, 04:13:21 PM »

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Oh, and a soft blow on the bees will have them run down the frames just as fast as a puff of smoke will.


HOLY BEE STINGS BATMAN!!!!!

What kind of bees you got? If I get a frame too close to the nose and breath on them they get very angery.


I must have docile bees if you guys are saying yours are otherwise. As I am just a first year, I don't know differently.

They are Italian/Carniolan hybrids that came out of the Sacramento area. don't know where exactly as I got them through the local bee store.
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2006, 05:35:33 PM »

They must be Sooner fans!

Now if I wear my bright blue tee shirt with "TEXAS" written in big fluorescent orange/red letters on the front, for some reason my normally well-behaved little sweethearts get all stirred up! Smiley

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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 01:35:07 AM »

I sometimes blow VERY GENTLY on a frame to move bees, but there are times even gentle blowing will upset them. My understanding is that bees don't care for the carbon dioxide in a persons breath.
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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2006, 12:01:12 PM »

OK, I got my 4th sting of the season yesterday, but it was all my fault. I put my ungloved hand down right on a stinger and when I pulled up, got the hit.

I haven't been in the hives for 2 weeks or so and one definately needed more room--brace comb everywhere. Another hive had fully drawn, filled and capped one side of a frame but didn't build off the face of the foundation, but from the top. So, there was a hollow space on the back side between the foundation and the comb. I was able to scrape along the foundation and pull out a big piece of cut comb.  Cheesy

They have to rebuild that of course, but I got some early honey and they were otherwise too interested in cleaning up spilled honey to care about stinging me.
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