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New Bees
« on: May 17, 2020, 04:07:21 pm »
This is my first attempt with bees. The girls love working on this with me, and they have become my hive inspection photographers.
I started out with a couple hive kits and we built them and painted.
I made a tool box out of some scraps I had around.










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Re: New Bees
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 04:24:09 pm »
Welcome, always good to participate with the kids.

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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: New Bees
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 04:43:15 pm »
I got two nucs and put them in the new boxes and marked the queens so I can pick them out.






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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020, 04:46:48 pm »
Both hives have feeders on them to help get established. After about two weeks I added a new medium to one hive. That queen is booming.










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Re: New Bees
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 05:08:53 pm »
Beautiful

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Re: New Bees
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 05:26:10 pm »
Beautiful ladies, OH!, and nice bees, too.  :wink:

Lounge chair is too far away. Should be the 6 feet social distance.  :smile:

Welcome, good beginning posts. Hope to see many more.
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Re: New Bees
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 05:39:11 pm »
Entrance reducers, hives different colors, feeding, beautiful marked queen,,,your a newbie????  You did everything correct, very good.

Van
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New Bees
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 06:26:05 pm »
Thanks all.
I will keep posting my progress and questions here.
Let me know if you see something I need to address.


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Re: New Bees
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2020, 06:26:39 pm »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Another §¤«£¿æ. 😁
Looks like you are off to a great start.
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Re: New Bees
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 06:35:08 pm »
Beautiful hives!  Your girls did such a great job!  :happy:
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Re: New Bees
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 11:27:38 pm »
Welcome. Looking good.

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2020, 11:37:32 pm »
I made a tool to help get the eyelets in the frames. It is just a wooden drawer pull, roll pin and a nail. 






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Re: New Bees
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2020, 01:55:56 am »
Fantastic!  I'm studying this year and hope to follow in your footsteps next spring.  Keep the photos coming.

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Re: New Bees
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2020, 10:15:40 am »
I made a tool to help get the eyelets in the frames

Looks like we are going to learn a lot from you, welcome

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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2020, 10:16:31 am »
Surely not. Maybe from my mistakes.


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Re: New Bees
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2020, 11:24:10 am »
welcome  :happy:

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Re: New Bees
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2020, 11:29:13 am »
Surely not. Maybe from my mistakes.

Ha! better your's than our's . . . mistakes are the best teachers

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2020, 04:44:44 pm »
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Re: New Bees
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2020, 05:06:19 pm »

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Re: New Bees
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2020, 05:09:39 pm »
Sorry, I?m having technical difficulties. I guess I can?t embed videos here.


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