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  1. May 25th 2013, Eclipse moment.

    Otherwise known as an aha moment.

    On April 28, 2012 I lost half the fish in one of my ponds because I had to quit working on it to go pick up nucs

    I did cutouts and caught swarms in 2012 and got all stocked up with nice bees, learned to kill the queen of the hot hive and requeen, all good to go.

    In 2013 I learned to make candles because old wax can carry EFB when the bees have no symptoms.

    And I learned that in 2 years there still isn't much forage ...
  2. pictures!

    Hot hive foundationless comb!

    I found the queen cup on 8/30 or 8/31 - the day I found my italian queen wandering on the front porch.
    Foundationless has its moments, a place to hide the queen cup. 20 lb test weight fishingline for extra support.
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  3. Aha moment!

    Gee, what if there was a way for someone who read one of my posts to be able to look and see how many hives I have, what problems I've had in my area in a timeline sort of fashion. So I get on here, and I go to my profile, and lo and behold I have a blog I can post on. Iddee thought of this already!

    In June 2010 some fool or pest removal company removed a feral hive from a renthouse that had been unoccupied for 5 years around the corner from me. I didn't see another tomato after that ...