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Offline TigerLily

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Hive names
« on: May 06, 2007, 10:39:58 AM »
Hey all,

I have one tbh that I dubbed "Margabeetaville" and now I am getting another one. Any suggestions on names for the new one?
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 07:31:08 AM »
My first hive was "Beezus" after a character in a children's book. Next two hives were "Sue-Bee" and "New-Bee" named after an dear old Aunt who took a lively interest in my beekeeping. Future hives will be named "Scooby" and "Doobie".

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 07:47:44 AM »
C1, C2, C3... etc   lol

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 08:36:23 AM »
Beeburger in Paradise.

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 09:24:32 AM »
Beeburger in Paradise.

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 10:59:35 AM »
Just name them all George :-D
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2007, 11:33:36 AM »
My first one is Adam. . .and will be followed by Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frankincense, Gideon, and Hannah.

Not sure what I'll name them after that. . .

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2007, 12:34:27 PM »
I call mine this hive and that have ect. ;) , I really just know them by what queen is installed, PBA's, Russian's, Italian and feral's..... its hard enough remembering peoples name's much less 28 hives and growing...
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2007, 12:42:32 PM »
West. Middle. East.
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2007, 03:58:44 PM »
I did a whole blog post on this topic because my three hives are ACTING like their names - Bermuda, Proteus, Mellona.....hmmmm.  Maybe 1, 2, and 3 would have worked better!

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2007, 07:07:12 PM »
I use numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) but I also indicate which type of bee I have in each hive.  So mine are #1NWC, #2NWC, #3MH, #4GI.  New World Carnis, Minnesota Hygenic, Golden Italians.  My advise: Do it whichever way suits you.
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 07:07:37 PM »
Lefthand hive, righthand hive - works with two  :-D  Up in Maine it'll be lefthand hive, righthand hive, and middle hive.  Now if we get more hives in either location, we're in trouble!  :-P

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 08:44:27 PM »
 :)
I did some looking around online and found a neat little sight. I'm now thinking of calling them birds of the muses. A common story was that infants whose lips were touched by bees would become great speakers, poets, storytellers, and philosophers. Thus, bees were often called "birds of the muses".
 Here's the site:

http://gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/beeclass/facts.html
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2007, 08:46:00 PM »
I've named two of them after my grandsons, and the other two just have numbers right now.  My eldest grandson has been given the assignment to come up with names for them.

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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2007, 09:26:02 PM »
I got my bees from where the old chicken ranch in La Grange stood, on which the musical, "The Best Little brothel in Texas" was based.  So I've named all mine the names of the bleep.  Miss Mona, Doatsy Mae, and Taddy Jo.  Fancy was already named.

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2007, 12:15:10 AM »
Ha!  I got bleeped!  Guess I better watch my dirty little mouth!  Sorrrrry.

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2007, 12:36:21 AM »
Isiah, Jeremiah, Kush, Lamek, Melchizedek, Nabor, Onan, Pharaoh..
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2007, 08:16:27 AM »
Well i name both of my hives after to of my family members that past away.  One is name after my Grandma "Martha's Girls"  The other one is name after my great aunt "Ruth's Girls"  I figure they are in spirit with the bees and such

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2007, 09:48:25 AM »
Well i name both of my hives after to of my family members that past away.  One is name after my Grandma "Martha's Girls"  The other one is name after my great aunt "Ruth's Girls"  I figure they are in spirit with the bees and such

That's very neat. A great way to remember people who are no longer with us.
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2007, 10:31:02 AM »
I name Queens. Queen Lili'Kalani and Queen Ester. Next is Nephrititi, Gaia(sp?), Cleopatra.
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Re: Hive names
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2007, 12:43:29 PM »
I got my bees from where the old chicken ranch in La Grange stood, on which the musical, "The Best Little brothel in Texas" was based.  So I've named all mine the names of the bleep.  Miss Mona, Doatsy Mae, and Taddy Jo.  Fancy was already named.

I love it!

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2007, 05:15:42 PM »
Thanks!  I see I got bleeped again...

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2007, 09:24:59 PM »
Thanks!  I see I got bleeped again...
Got quite the little potty keyboard on you don't you?
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But that is okay there are four letter words that get through the filter like diet.

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2007, 01:43:36 AM »
I'm going to have my mom edit my posts from now on. 

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2007, 02:15:59 AM »
I guess I have no imagination, or I just expect mine to get to work so I can steal their honey (if there's enough to steal).

I call my one and only:  "my hive" ;)

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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2007, 02:53:57 AM »
If you got another what would you call it?

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« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2007, 03:52:26 AM »
If you got another what would you call it?

brit your hives are easy to name, call the first "Ouch", second "Puffy", third "Epi", fourth "Pen", and so on, you see what I mean, Dang I hate to see someone that loves beekeeping be allergic, you just going to have to be careful, they are fun but nothing is worth getting hurt over......... 
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2007, 01:35:37 PM »
Haha - I'd probably call it "my second hive". So there I go - "my first hive", or hive 1 and "my second hive", hive 2.

I guess I'd go to numbering them like many others. An observation hive sounds fun!

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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2007, 01:49:16 PM »


brit your hives are easy to name, call the first "Ouch", second "Puffy", third "Epi", fourth "Pen", and so on, you see what I mean,

you're funny.

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2007, 02:01:09 PM »
Isiah, Jeremiah, Kush, Lamek, Melchizedek, Nabor, Onan, Pharaoh..


Since Lamek had two wives, does Lamek the hive have two queens?

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Re: Hive names
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2007, 03:38:24 PM »
i call them by their colours.