How can I lose?

Discussion in 'Swarms, Cut outs, and Trap outs' started by Dakine, May 5, 2012.

  1. Dakine

    Dakine New Member

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    Yeah a bit sloppy but I'm working on it. Mainthing is they are still buzzing after 6 days. Still feeding them sugar water.

    Started out on April 30th with nothing and with a few bucks invested for a veil and smoker and GETTING lots of GREAT advice from peeps on this site it looks like I may have something going .
    Not even ANY stings for us. VERY mellow bees. Didn't really need the veil. I did use some sugar water on the swarm before I cut the branches.
    I still have the wild hive to take that's in the garage wall. One step at a time tho as there's not a lot of activity and it looks like they may have swarmed.
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    Bee vac ready for the next swarm/cutout? Even fired up my generator!!!!

    Mahalo/Thanks for ALL the help. I will no doubt be hitting you guys up for more. Please hang in there with me as I'm 73 and my brain's "skipping beats" now and then. Sometimes it SUCKS getting old. You will hear me scream all the way to the mainland when I first see the Queen!!! That will "make my month [or year]".
    Aloha Dakine guy
     
  2. Zulu

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    Looking good and as you say , nothing to lose.......

    we all are learning..... the bees will do as bee will do, we must just watch over them..... as a very wise Beekeeper told me when I started.
     

  3. PerryBee

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    I'm 53 and my brain's been skipping beats for a while now!
    Well done! :thumbsup:
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Pretty good looking bee vac there.

    Perry your brain is not skipping a beat, it just hasn't thawed out yet!! Look at all of the frost hanging around your chin still!:lol:
     
  5. Dakine

    Dakine New Member

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    Try 73

    Ha! Try 73. I'm running a pint or 2 low!
     
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    When you find your queen take a pic.I like your bee-vac too.
     
  7. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    lol g3, you mean perry has BRAIN FREEZE :lol: ?

    for me, it's just 'gray moments' or better yet BRAIN FARTS......:grin:

    dakine, you can't lose....life is good :thumbsup: