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Location, location location. A lot depends on the dominant drones in your micro environment. Where we are the local mongrels are fierce, infecund and basically everything you do not want in a honey bee. Yet the local beekeeping associations tell everyone how wonderful it is keeping local native bees. PAH.
I buy expensive breeder queens to breed my own stock from, and boy does it make a huge difference. My compatriot's are harvesting 30-60lbs of honey per year and being chased around their apiary for their paltry harvest whilst I regularly take 200lb + per year (weather permitting....this year has started as the pants).
Problem I have is they provide the predominant drones in my area hence within a couple of generations I'm back to being chased and stung around mine. No fun.
My solution, was to set up a second apiary site about 1/2 a mile away and use this to provide drones for home apiary and visa versa. As they now provide the majority of nearest drones in the area. It seems to be doing the job as I can get to about F3  generation from breeder queen before the temper issues start to flare.
30 miles away the local mongrels are so tame and docile no-one buys breeder queens, mind they don't get much honey....
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WEB VIDEOS / Re: P-51 Mustang: The American Fighter.
« Last post by animal on May 24, 2024, 12:29:27 pm »
The P-51D is one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite plane of all time.
It's funny that my favorite cars have bodies designed post WWII by British aircraft guys and American powerplants (Shelby Cobra, Alpine Tiger, Lotus, nasty boy Healeys) .. while the great P-51s have an American body with a British motor. ... Beautiful style and the Rolls Royce Merlin made it magic.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Run o' the Mill Jokes
« Last post by animal on May 24, 2024, 11:27:36 am »
so ... wife wanted to make some tuna salad to take to some partyish thing for the daughter. She and the kid went back and forth deciding on how much to make and asked me to go pick the stuff up at the store. I was paying attention as well as could be expected (I thought) and went to the store. Got the onions celery and some other stuff, but that "unsure feeling" crept over me so I texted.

Me: How many cans of tuna did you guys decide on?

Wife: 6!
(seemed like she was a little irritated)

Me: I haven't counted, but I'm pretty sure they don't have 720 cans at this store.

Wife: (response censored due to by-laws)
 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Catching
« Last post by Terri Yaki on May 24, 2024, 11:20:25 am »
And aside from some that may have gotten lost, today they're bringing in the tulip poplar pollen.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Catching
« Last post by Terri Yaki on May 24, 2024, 11:17:58 am »
terri
I already said that I thought that was a good ideal.
Ok, I forget more than I remember.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bucket Feed Question
« Last post by Kathyp on May 24, 2024, 11:11:35 am »
Quote
Sal, that just looks like a short chicken waterer. It should work fine.

I used to use a chicken waterer in spring.  Just put some stones in the dish part and it worked fine.  The problem was that when the syrup level got low they crawled inside and then I had a clump of dead bees.  Gorilla glue and some window screen solved that. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Catching
« Last post by gww on May 24, 2024, 10:27:38 am »
terri
I already said that I thought that was a good ideal.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Run o' the Mill Jokes
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 24, 2024, 10:02:35 am »
> geez, you sound like my wife  :shocked: always the adult  :grin:

Well sometimes it is more fun to be the child! That I?ll admit. lol   :cheesy: :wink: ,

but we do have bylaws, and out of respect for beemaster forums and those bylaws, and our Adult members and guest. .
And let?s not forget the younger guest who view this forum.   We had just yesterday alone, viewers in the upper hundreds viewing Beemaster.  😊 Probabaly from all walks of life.









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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Run o' the Mill Jokes
« Last post by animal on May 24, 2024, 09:44:24 am »
geez, you sound like my wife  :shocked: always the adult  :grin: ... but  ... I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me eternal youth, or I'll be childish. I think Patrick Henry might've said something like that, Ben Franklin for sure.  :wink: so yes dear, I'll try to be more careful and I promise to not post the stuff I think is really funny :cry: :cheesy:

in other news ..
A man celebrating his birthday at 101 had a heart attack, was rushed to hospital, but the prognosis didn't look good. While everyone was gathered around his deathbed he confessed to his favorite granddaughter, "I'm scared. It's been 25 years since your grandma passed and now it's my time."
To comfort him she tearfully says, "but grandpa, you're not really dying, and grandma is waiting for you in heaven." He replies, "I know, that's what I'm afraid of."
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Run o' the Mill Jokes
« Last post by Ben Framed on May 24, 2024, 08:32:29 am »

Goodness boys!  Some folks apparently go back through puberty a second time in their old age. While it seems others never left it!  :shocked:   lol.  :cheesy: :wink:


PS please remember to be careful with your wording, even in the joke section.
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