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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2007, 09:18:27 PM »
Hive got one.
For now that is.
Got to move some dirt this spring,then will have some more
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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2007, 05:47:51 PM »
why hasn't ole commercial beekeeper Dallas posted to this post????????????????????????????

Alright, alright Ted, :)   The hive count at this time is 130 hives and 22 nucs.  Now that could change at any moment for i have not been to check all the splits i made but only had 2 so far out of 50 did not take very well and are dwindleing down to nothing which i will fix this weekend.  It has been a lot of hard work and thankfully my two sons are great helpers. 

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2007, 06:51:04 PM »
Hey Robo,

You are stealing all those feral hives from tree branches. Speak up.

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2007, 07:34:03 PM »
We have 3 hives this year  -  2 that survived the winter (one was originally a nuc and the other was started from a package) and we just bought one more nuc last weekend.

We were so excited that our original 2 made it through this past crazy winter! :-D :-D

Our first nuc is really doing well. The one that was the package is hanging in there! Hopefully the new nuc will catch up quickly if there is anything left to forage after the Easter weekend deep freeze.  :-x

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2007, 11:53:24 PM »
2 hives.  Both overwintered just fine.  I am about to start an obversation hive so my count will be 3 soon. 
I am currently doing a trapping removal, but that hive will go to a friend who wants to start beekeeping this year.

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2007, 12:00:34 AM »
UPDATE: I am now at 26 and climbing :) , from 15 to 26 in a little over a week ;) , will be over 40 soon.....and i havent spent a dime on bee's or queens,
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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2007, 08:14:57 AM »
Watch out PDMattox,TWT's coming through!! :) :) :) :)

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2007, 09:31:53 AM »
I have one hive... and am unsure of its strength, however I can see myself with 2 hives. 

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #49 on: April 29, 2007, 01:48:27 PM »
By THIS TIME next week, I'll have 2 colonies going!!! Great to be back in the BEESNESS again :)

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2007, 10:12:17 PM »
correction, 27 now, got a swarm out chimney, glad i have a 15 foot hose on my bee-vac....
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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2007, 10:16:01 PM »
My number has change three times since my last post. Cut outs cause it to go up, combing them causes it to go down. Right now the number is high enough that the wife is making me move a few off the property to a friends. So now I will have three more hives on another piece of property.

Robo: I am still waiting to here from you.

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2007, 10:31:18 PM »
5 for me,but 3 cutouts to do this week and swarm season is just 3 weeks in so LOOKOUT!
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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2007, 10:51:56 PM »
my wife says 2 two many!

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2007, 11:37:05 PM »
Hey Ted I just counted and I have 26 as well. I bet I'll have over 40 by the end of the season. I have 50 hive bodies on the way and I need 50 mediums and 50 bottom boards.

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #55 on: April 30, 2007, 12:04:07 AM »
25 heading to 50 by spring.

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #56 on: April 30, 2007, 12:53:37 AM »
I'm blown away at the GUSTO this post has received and the surge in growth everyone is aiming for! Best wishes and I hope you all meet or exceed your goals :)

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #57 on: April 30, 2007, 01:29:21 AM »
Update: 3  (Just got back from a swarm call a bit ago.)  :)

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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #58 on: May 02, 2007, 11:16:00 PM »
28 hives , 11 nucs with queen cells, fixing to graft 45 cells, we will see what happens come fall, might even do some fall splits.... winter will be interesting to see what I end up with.... but dought I even catch maddox apiaries ;)
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Re: How many Hives do you have????
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2007, 10:48:49 PM »
As of 5-2-07, 8 pm...One hive!