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Dsnaproll invited me up to his place in Virginia. Jacobs and I arrived about 3:00 PM yesterday. He had said he wanted to reduce his hive count, so I went to pick up 4 hives. While I was driving up there, he caught a swarm. We loaded 3 hives into my boxes and made a split from a 4th hive, with me taking one half of the split. That effectively reduced his number of hives, after the swarm he had caught, by two. Then before leaving yesterday evening, we caught two more swarms in his yard. So, when we left, he still had the same number of hives he had yesterday morning before we got there.

5 hours of playing in the bees and great conversation about everything under the sun, made for a very interesting and enjoyable day. Plus, there's 4 more hives in my yard.Couldn't ask for any more than that.
 

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Sounds like you had a great time and made some good friends :thumbsup:

This has to be the friendliest forum ever :yahoo:
 

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So what you are saying Iddee, is that you failed miserably!
Dsnaproll had wanted to reduce his hive count and when you left he had the same count as before you arrived?
All you and Dsnaproll and Jacobs had to show for your efforts was "5 hours of playing in the bees and great conversation about everything under the sun"?
Dsnaproll must be shattered! :cry:
Why can't my failures be as much fun? :roll: ;) :mrgreen:
 

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They can. You plan to move anyway, so move out of the tundra and into the world. I'll even help you find land around here.
 

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Yeah, if it gets to 0 F., it's the tundra. Year round between 1 and 99 is the only way to go.
 

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and thereby once again proving that it is always better (and needless to say way more fun) to be lucky than to have a good plan.
 

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Sounds like a great way to spend the afternoon! I keep hearing reports of swarms, but have yet to run into one. Oh well, we spent yesterday afternoon harvesting our first honey of the season! ;)
 

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Omie:

It gets cold up here in the winter and when we venture out we need all the added insulation we can get, hence the hair! (Tundra, right Iddee?) :lol:
(You should see our wiminfolk :shock: )

If you look at some of my earlier posts you will see what I looked like prior to the winter (clean-cut kinda) but truthfully a razor or clipper haven't touched my head since last year!
I am a stay at home dad and I pick away at my bees to help out the household income ( :rolling: ).

When people who haven't seen me lately see me now they freak out! :eek:

I tell em laugh all you want, I bet I have work in December! :mrgreen:
 

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PerryBee said:
Omie:
It gets cold up here in the winter and when we venture out we need all the added insulation we can get, hence the hair! (Tundra, right Iddee?) :lol:
(You should see our wiminfolk :shock: )
 
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