New to beekeeping in Virginia

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by runxtc, May 5, 2015.

  1. runxtc

    runxtc New Member

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    Hi,

    I just installed my bees over the weekend. I used the no-shake method which went amazingly well. I popped the corks on the queens and push in marshmallow and am waiting a few days for the queen to be released.

    I noticed today a few ants crawling on the hives. As a precaution I propped hives up with cinnamon sticks. I am using sugar water to feed the bees until they settle in. But I plan not to use it after the first season. I am not using smoke at this point either as I have read smoke is found in honey from smokers.

    The only thing on my mind is that the bees appear very calm with little activity. I am assuming the bees are prepping the hive.

    Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mike. I am from Bowling Green, VA.
     
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    Versipelis New Member

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  3. ibeelearning

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    Everybody is usually gentle and well mannered on the first few dates. Enjoy.

    I truly don't know anyone who does not use smoke... though many do over-use it.
    And, welcome.:hi: