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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2022, 08:15:59 pm »
This photo was taken just moments before removing the swarm from the tree.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2022, 08:17:19 pm »
The schedule for Bee Fest 2022!

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2022, 10:05:33 pm »
Thank you Joyspencer for the pictures! Looks like everyone is having a good time! What a blessing to be at such a great event with fellow beekeepers! It was mighty nice to get an autographed book by Mr Bush! He is a beekeeping legend!
Oh yes! Welcome to Beemaster!!  Thank you for immediate contributions here! You hit the beemaster ground running! 😊 Glad to have you here!

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PS It is nice to see the young folks there also!!




 
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #43 on: March 18, 2022, 11:57:09 pm »
Joy,
Welcome to Beemaster.
Great pictures, thanks for posting them. 🤗
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2022, 08:31:13 am »
Welcome Joyspencer.  So sorry I missed this, especially the swarm catch.  Hopeful for next year.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2022, 09:27:05 pm »
Here are some more pictures from BeeFest.

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2022, 09:51:33 pm »
Oh my gosh, the girls' faces in that first picture!  So cute!  :happy:  What exactly is going on in the last picture with that plant and the open hive? 
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2022, 10:20:04 pm »
I think that's the swarm dropped into a hive.

Love the pics!

How did ya get that swarm right there, right then? Did you invite them to Beefest?  :cool: How did you do that?

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« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2022, 10:31:06 pm »
Oh my gosh, the girls' faces in that first picture!  So cute!  :happy:  What exactly is going on in the last picture with that plant and the open hive? 
That was the swarm that was hanging in tree.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2022, 10:38:10 pm »
I think that's the swarm dropped into a hive.

Love the pics!

How did ya get that swarm right there, right then? Did you invite them to Beefest?  :cool: How did you do that?

I just asked the bees and they agreed. They gave us three swarms so far.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2022, 12:28:50 am »
I think that's the swarm dropped into a hive.

Love the pics!

How did ya get that swarm right there, right then? Did you invite them to Beefest?  :cool: How did you do that?

I just asked the bees and they agreed. They gave us three swarms so far.
Jim Altmiller
Oh, I get it.  And thanks for asking my follow-up question, FG.  Seriously, does it always time out this well, Jim? 
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2022, 06:30:19 am »
I had a lot of fun this weekend and learned a few more things that I didn't know.  Unfortunately, my pasty office worker skin got way more exposure than I expected.  It's 5:30 AM on Sunday morning and it hurts to move.  I don't think I'm going to make it up there today.

Thank you Jim and Judy for your awesome hospitality.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2022, 08:31:13 am »
Member,
They actually started swarming a week ago. The swarms we had this weekend were secondary swarms.  Yesterday we went into a hive and took out half a dozen queens, opened the cap and caught them as they walked out, in order to stop the swarming.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2022, 12:35:11 pm »
Re: our conversation about Randy Oliver and the "cull pen" concept. Here are two articles that I was referencing, I may have been reading some of my own thoughts into his articles. :)

https://scientificbeekeeping.com/selective-breeding-for-mite-resistance-1000-hives-100-hours/
https://scientificbeekeeping.com/selective-breeding-for-mite-resistance-walking-the-walk/


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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2022, 01:04:58 pm »
I had a lot of fun this weekend and learned a few more things that I didn't know.  Unfortunately, my pasty office worker skin got way more exposure than I expected.  It's 5:30 AM on Sunday morning and it hurts to move.  I don't think I'm going to make it up there today.

Thank you Jim and Judy for your awesome hospitality.
Sorry to hear that, Stitch!  I have a phenomenal recipe for homemade sunburn cream that uses honey and beeswax.  I'll go post it in the crafting section so people can find it in the future.  You may be too incapacitated to make it for this sunburn, but it really helps.  Even just straight up honey is great for sunburns, actually all burns, as you may already know. 
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2022, 01:11:50 pm »
Sorry to hear that, Stitch!  I have a phenomenal recipe for homemade sunburn cream that uses honey and beeswax.  I'll go post it in the crafting section so people can find it in the future.  You may be too incapacitated to make it for this sunburn, but it really helps.  Even just straight up honey is great for sunburns, actually all burns, as you may already know.

I appreciate it.  I hit the sunburn with fresh cut aloe as soon as I got home, which seems to have stopped much of the damage.  The overall cruddiness that comes with the heat will pass in time.  It may be partly due to the mead as well. lol

Side note: I seem to have left my OA Vaporizer up there.  If anyone from the clay group can pick it up and bring it to the next meeting, I'd appreciate it.  If not, I'll have to make another trip later to Jim's place to grab it.  I likely left it on the grill after the OA demo.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2022, 06:10:14 pm »
Sorry to hear that, Stitch!  I have a phenomenal recipe for homemade sunburn cream that uses honey and beeswax.  I'll go post it in the crafting section so people can find it in the future.  You may be too incapacitated to make it for this sunburn, but it really helps.  Even just straight up honey is great for sunburns, actually all burns, as you may already know.

I appreciate it.  I hit the sunburn with fresh cut aloe as soon as I got home, which seems to have stopped much of the damage.  The overall cruddiness that comes with the heat will pass in time.  It may be partly due to the mead as well. lol

Side note: I seem to have left my OA Vaporizer up there.  If anyone from the clay group can pick it up and bring it to the next meeting, I'd appreciate it.  If not, I'll have to make another trip later to Jim's place to grab it.  I likely left it on the grill after the OA demo.
Matt,
Huey has your OA machine. He said he should see you at the  lay County Bee Meeting.
Judy used Publix Pure Aloeveraon a really bad sunburn and the pain was gone right away and it never pealed. Good stuff
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2022, 09:33:42 am »
Here are some more pictures of BeeFest. The sky was pretty cloudy so we were all covered up.

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Here is a bee cake that Judy made for BeeFest.
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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2022, 12:12:11 pm »
Matt,
Huey has your OA machine. He said he should see you at the  lay County Bee Meeting.
Judy used Publix Pure Aloeveraon a really bad sunburn and the pain was gone right away and it never pealed. Good stuff
Jim Altmiller

Awesome!  Thank you!

I keep aloe plants around my property for those unfortunate welding/soldering/mechanic incidents.  Probably my favorite thing to grow.  :)

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Re: BeeFest 2022
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2022, 11:34:01 am »
I just want to say thanks to jim and judy for a really nice weekend.