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Went to get some brood and bees( from my nortern bee yards) for the 10 queens coming tomorrow. Well 3 of them had swarm cells, i brought back enough frames with queen cells to make five nuc's, and only enough brood for 4 of the new queens.I only took six nuc's and a deep hive with me,( that's all i could get on with my other equipment) so now i have to make another 120 mile round trip. It was cloudy and cool, the girls weren't flying much and in a bad mood, took seven hits three up my pant leg :shock: .For the new beekeepers, this is what happens when you lean a frame of bees against the hive on the ground and on the side your working, put the frame on the other side of the hive, unless you want to dance :mrgreen: . Jack
 

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Or when you drop a frame on your foot... or when leaning the frame against the side of the hive you put your foot through it... or... you know what? I better quit now before scaring off new beekeepers... lol.

Sounds like your bees are doing well... it's been a heck of a good year for bees so far in my neck of the woods too. :yahoo:
 

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Jack I can just see you now out there doing the happy dance :yahoo:

Ben it sounds like you have been doing the happy dance also, sometimes I just break out dancing around the hives too...............funny how bees make so many folks so happy they just want to dance around.
 

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Went through two strong hives here at home yesterday, to try and find enough brood for some of these queens. Well i found swarm cells in one of them,so i got enough brood for three of the queens and enough to make three more nuc's from queen cells. :roll: If i had got the queens the first week of April like i had planned this would not have happened, and i would have marked this up as bad beekeeping, but maybe it's a little of both anyway. :eek: Jack
 

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brooksbeefarm said:
It was cloudy and cool, the girls weren't flying much and in a bad mood, took seven hits three up my pant leg :shock: .For the new beekeepers, this is what happens when you lean a frame of bees against the hive on the ground and on the side your working, put the frame on the other side of the hive, unless you want to dance :mrgreen: . Jack
I had to smile when I read this. How many of us have done things around the bees that made us say DOH later? I raise my hand...
 

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sounds like I need to get my ads in the paper. Mine aren't ready to swarm yet. I did do a pretty good job of checkerboarding them though. Sounds like a good job for monday.

Free bee swarm removal. Established colony removal only if no construction involved. No tree hive removal. call ###-####

yep I can get that in under 20 words.
 
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