Just need to share:)

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by hlhart2001, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    Went in to check on the 1st medium super and this is what I found...all are drawn out with 6-7frames of fully capped honey! Doesn't look like the queen has moved up. I have another super on top of this and they are starting to draw out the frames. Our plan is to take the top super and leave the deeps and medium super on for the winter...but wow this is gorgeous:grin:..I may just have to test out a frame:wink:
    We have a sweet little hive(pun very much intended). Halley

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  2. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Fantastic and beautiful! Enjoy that...
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    looks good thanks for sharing
     
  4. ablanton

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    Hope your weather holds. I had the same in my hive first part of July. Then a drought hit. The girls have eaten just about all of it over the last 3 weeks. :(
     
  5. Slowmodem

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    That's beautiful comb. I'm sure it would be very tasty! :thumbsup:
     
  6. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    A true thing of beauty!!
     
  7. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Wow that's gorgeous! Congratulations!
     
  8. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    You know, something just occurred to me. If the cappings are all finished what are all the bees doing on the frame? Guarding? Cleaning?
     
  9. Slowmodem

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    I think they're QA/QC inspector bees. Remember Inspector #12? "It doesn't say honey until I say it says honey!"
     
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    That is beautiful. Looks like they are lounging on the beach on the crystal white sands of Santa Rosa Island :)
     
  11. blueblood

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    Ha! Yes Greg, the old ladys in the Hanes Commercials in the 80's...
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Those are some nice heavy cappings! :thumbsup: Would make nice candles! :wink:
     
  13. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    I hope so too...we are typically dry/arid but had a cold, late spring(frosts into June). We are very close to river and irrigation ditch with lots of trees, wild flowers....knapweed is in full bloom(noxious weed that it is), alfalfa and other fields(with red clover) down the road have been cut and are being irrigated..coming back again. That beautiful honey is their honey(even though they have 2 heavy deeps) ...if they continue into the top super then it's our honey. I'll check again in a week or two..they are just drawing out the top super. Maybe we'll get lucky.
     
  14. hlhart2001

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    Hopefully, it is because I took the top super off(after having smoked it a bit and some of the bees were on their way down...plus they are still working the outer frames in that particular super. I think they are proud of their work:thumbsup: and are admiring it(at least I hope and that it isn't an indication of anything going awry).
     
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    :lol: Haven't you ever stood back and admired a job well done Dave? :lol:
     
  16. hlhart2001

    hlhart2001 New Member

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    One of these days I'll get there(after I do my first extraction...have lots to learn!)
     
  17. blueblood

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    Every time Perry, every time...indeed I do.....:grin:
     
  18. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    A very impressive sight. :thumbsup: That's what all beeks should find in their hives. Hope you enjoy your honey crop all through the winter and on....