excited bees

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rast, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. rast

    rast New Member

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    As I was reaching down to hang a caged queen into a 48 hr old 5 frame nuc the other night, my hand and the cage became covered with bees when it was about an inch above the frames. I took that as a good sign.
     
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    Sounds like they were ready for a queen................either to accept or kill................a day or so will tell the story.

    Are you making a split?

    G3
     

  3. rast

    rast New Member

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    Yep, sure am.
     
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    Maybe you just move way too sloooooooow! :lol:
     
  5. rast

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    Maybe you just move way too sloooooooow!
    Depends on whether its a bee or a rattlesnake :D
     
  6. rast

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    The cage was empty today and the bees were docile. I either have me a halfbreed queen or a dead one. Will give her a week and check.
     
  7. rast

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    Checked yesterday and had a nice pattern of larva in the two frames I pulled. Put it right back together. Before I went into it, I sat and watched them drag a couple of drones out and kill them.
     
  8. tecumseh

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    rast writes:
    Before I went into it, I sat and watched them drag a couple of drones out and kill them.

    tecumseh:
    what is that about rast? It seems a bit early for the girls to be tossing the guys out into the street?

    sounds like your queen installation went well.
     
  9. rast

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    End of summer dearth. Nothing coming in except what I am now feeding them. Fl. is known for micro climates. I am on what is called the "ridge". Unfortunantly for me, a bad area to keep bees. But I do.
     
  10. tecumseh

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    the north florida ridge? I need to look mascotte up on the map.
     
  11. rast

    rast New Member

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    Central Fl. About an hour NE of Plant City.
     
  12. G3farms

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    I have been through FLA and never did see a "ridge", only humps I saw were those big ol' humped up bridges!! :lol: :p

    G3
     
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    About 20 mile N.W. of Orlando. Right next to Groveland.
     
  14. rast

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    Tecumseh lived in Plant City in his younger days is why I used that as a location.
     
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    But that was over a hundred years ago. I doubt he remembers any of it that long ago.....
    :eek: :eek: :lol:
     
  16. rast

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    I want everyone to remember that I worded it real nicely. :p
     
  17. tecumseh

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    rast writes:
    Tecumseh lived in Plant City

    tecumseh:
    right in the middle of a strawberry patch.

    g3 writes:
    I have been through FLA and never did see a "ridge"

    tecumseh:
    if I still recall my florida geograpy the ridge runs from north florida down to around orlando and is an ancient coral reef that is the backbone of florida.

    iddee writes:
    But that was over a hundred years ago. I doubt he remembers any of it that long ago.....

    tecumseh:
    ha. a lot of times I can't recall where I was yesterday... and sometimes that's a good thing.

    best to ya' all...