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Author Topic: My first package! Headed to Beemaster 4-30-07  (Read 2977 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2007, 07:08:45 PM »

Great video, thought the sunglasses were cool cool grin grin  I've never pried the screen off.  If I'm ever involved in a package install again I'll try it.  Do you always hang the queencage like that?  Seems sideways to me  huh  My ears function at a less than desirable level.  Put traffic, wind, other background noise in a vid and I loose interest fast.  I'm always impressed when someone speaks in a clear, easy to understand voice as you did.  Can we expect more videos throughout the season?  Is this the first in a series?  Well done on both the package install and the production of a wonderful video!
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2007, 07:52:19 PM »

It must be a pretty cool experience for Dallas and Austin to see the bees/Queen that they packaged and shipped being hived in their new home at the new location.

I wish I was as calm as Beemaster when bees land on me. I have the automatic flinch as well. If a bee landed on my nose I'm quite sure I would be swishing it off!

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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2007, 08:09:59 PM »

Your right ZuniBee, it is awsome to follow them from here to there and be able to keep tabs on them.  How many people get to do that?  I am glad all went well on my first shipment of bees with another to follow soon. I just sent out 2 queens today to a fellow floridian and hope all goes smooth there as well.  This hobby has become one great adventure, just thinking of all the memories and stories my kids are gonna have.

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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2007, 09:06:39 PM »

"Would someone please tell this bee to get off my nose?"  Hahaha

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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2007, 09:09:27 PM »


I placed the queen cage facing forward on a frame of plastic foundation facing a drawn frame, giving plenty room forward to feed her and still not allowing it to swing. I prefer to embed the cage into comb but I had to work with what mixed and matched last seasons frames and this was the best choice I had Smiley You need to work ever situation with what you have.

It is the FIRST in a series I hope - that's my plan, inspection is coming up in a few days to see how they are doing and see if she is released okay. Then next week another package is coming and I'll be shooting stuff from that, plus more down the line.

I lkike my camera a lot, it is about the size of a can of soda and switches from distant to macro instantly. I'm enjoying the editing, want to get fancier too, but this was promised to be on ASAP, so I trimmed it and caught myself talking most of everything through without needing to narrate at all - cool.

You should see the the original footage and the NON-UPLOADED version of the edited material - it's so sharp and clear it is like a Dicovery channel film. I'm gonna have a nice collection when done Smiley

Glad it looks good and my improptu audio - all and all, I can't wait to do it again. It's sad the camera puts 50 pounds on you though - lol. Man, that motivates a diet  rolleyes


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« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2007, 09:23:06 AM »

John, I looked at your video.  You have done an astounding job of clear narration, editing and filming.  Good for you.  Ya, I liked the bee on your nose too.

I still do not have the gumption yet to go work without a veil.  I take my hat off to you.  Great, good, thank you for taking this special time for us to have a look inside your life with the bees.  Best of a great life, and the good health.  Cindi

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2007, 08:38:17 PM »

Excellent. I enjoyed that immensely.

My 8 yr old son attends ALL of the Delaware Beekeepers Assoc. meetings with me and is now asking for his own hive to work. There are some colonies in Squirrel boxes at the Prime Hook National Wildlife refuge I've been asked to remove, I think I'll give him one of those.

That giant funnel is cool. Maybe a Bee Funnel would be marketable?

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