Finally moving my hives (well, half anyway)

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, May 26, 2012.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :yahoo: Finally, after what seems like forever, I am going to be moving half of my hives so they will be located within 10 minutes of where I live. I have several yards available (after much searching) and have prepared 2 of them for the move tonight.
    A friend I have met on the forum, Adam Foster Collins, has graciously offered to drive the hour from Halifax to here, then ride the 1 + hour to my bees in Lunenburg, then pick them up and 1 + hour back here, unload into the 2 yards and then he has a 1 hour trip back to Halifax! :shock: He will be lucky to make it home by midnite!
    Bee folk, truly one of a kind people! :thumbsup:
     
  2. dr.buzz

    dr.buzz New Member

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    Wow, not many people would come through like that for someone they only know online.
     

  3. jim314

    jim314 New Member

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    Adam sounds like a good guy/friend ! He is also a topbar keeper I think. I've only got one topbar but it is impressing me with how well it has built up this spring :)
     
  4. tecumseh

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    be safe and it is for me a luxury to have some other knowledgable beekeeper on such an adventure.
     
  5. HisPalette

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    Great news! and this is a great forum of people!
     
  6. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    Good luck Perry.
     
  7. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Adam Foster Collins, Perry thanks you for what you are doing for him.

    We all thank you for what you are doing for the beekeeping world. A tip of the hat to you, Sir. :hi:
     
  8. Marbees

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    DITTO :thumbsup:
     
  9. heinleinfan

    heinleinfan New Member

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    Good luck Perry! Glad you can get your ladies closer to home. I don't think I could stand if my hives were that far away from me. I cried when we had to move them just 7 miles away, once the bears found them in my yard.

    We had kept one hive at our "bee sitters" yard even we moved away from the bears and just moved that back over this spring and repopulated it with a split (they had absconded some time early this year)...and I just felt so good that day, felt like all my ladies were finally back home.
     
  10. Slowmodem

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    Good luck! I hope you don't have too many exciting stories to tell us about the move when it's finished! :)
     
  11. PerryBee

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    You would be amazed at the support one can get from the folks here and the beekeeping community in general. I have met (personaly) 2 members here, afss (Scott)and Adam. Scott and I ended up doing a winter trip to pick up some bee gear and had a riot doing it.

    http://www.beekeepingforums.com/threads/3262-Road-Trip!?highlight=road+trip

    Actually, the 3 of us all met in Halifax a few months ago just to sit in a pub and yak. from the left, Adam, Scott, and myself.

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    Anways, I want to thank Adam for coming through and helping me out. :thumbsup: We talked up a storm, loaded up 7 hives and brought them back with virtually no problems. Well maybe one, I got stung in the neck just under my chin. Poor girl got tangled up in my beard and couldn't find her way out. I would take a picture but you couldn't see anything anyways :lol:.
    Adam is into TBH's and really knows his stuff. He is going to be expanding into 8 frame Langs as well. In our conversation last night it turns out his family was thinking last year of moving to a community within 10 minutes of mine. Oh, what might have been! :lol:
     
  12. Adam Foster Collins

    Adam Foster Collins New Member

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    It was not a problem for me at all.

    It's funny, it sounds like work at first glance, but that's only if you think about the driving, loading and unloading.

    But it's BEES, man! That changes everything.

    I don't know about the rest of you, but there aren't many people in my day-to-day life who can really carry on a real discussion about bees with anywhere near the passion and interest that I can. Perry is every ounce as hooked as I am, and even better - much more experienced than I am as well. So what a great opportunity to have a few focused hours of off-line discussion (for a change) on the subject I can never seem to get enough of.

    Beyond that, Perry is one of the warmest people I've met in years. I think that's plain to see, even through the internet.

    If you look at it that way, it really isn't a tall order to go down and move a few hives. Heck, I wish more of you people lived an hour away! I'd help you too!

    One thing we did talk about last night, and that is how lucky we are to live in a time where we have access to internet forums like this one. My father and grandfather never had resources like this, and it makes a big difference when it comes to learning about a subject you love. And you may not share physical space, but you do have meaningful exchanges. All these typed little threads can really broaden our understanding of the bees.

    Adam
     
  13. Hog Wild

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    "But it's BEES, man! That changes everything."

    "Beyond that, Perry is one of the warmest people I've met in years. I think that's plain to see, even through the internet."

    Well put Adam and both so true! :thumbsup:
     
  14. gunsmith

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    :goodpost:I agree with Hog Wild. Perry is one of the nicest folks around. I, too, wish I could meet people (especially ones from this forum) that are into bees as much as I am. When most folks find out I'm a beekeeper I get this look like "are you nuts?"
     
  15. PerryBee

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    Lol

    Perrys head is already swollen from that sting.... Any more and it will get ugly :lol:
     
  17. blueblood

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    Ha! Adam, your absolutely right about the support of the community on the net we would most likely not have otherwise. I too have thought this forum is the only place I can chat about my bees with folks who are just as passionate about them as I am. I don't always have the time to connect with local keep organizations...
     
  18. bee stung

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    So ,,, are you going to move the top half or bottom half ,, of each hive ?????? :roll::roll::lol::lol::lol:
     
  19. riverbee

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    adam said:
    "I don't know about the rest of you, but there aren't many people in my day-to-day life who can really carry on a real discussion about bees with anywhere near the passion and interest that I can."......"how lucky we are to live in a time where we have access to internet forums like this one. My father and grandfather never had resources like this, and it makes a big difference when it comes to learning about a subject you love. And you may not share physical space, but you do have meaningful exchanges. All these typed little threads can really broaden our understanding of the bees."
    :drinks:

    and......:amen:
     
  20. PerryBee

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    :lol: Both!