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Installed my first 2 packages yesterday evening.

Have only made 3 mistakes so far that I know of and am willing to admit.

The help received here is excellant.

For some reason installing the packages did not go as smoothly as on the video I watched.:lol:

Thanks again
 

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Well at least you are started and on your way!!

Admitting your mistakes and learning from them will take you farther and make you a better beek.

Good luck with the hives.
 

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If only you knew how many mistakes we "oldtimers" have managed to make over the years!
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Just don't let your mistakes get the better of you. Live and learn--and enjoy your hives as you do. :thumbsup:
 

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Welcome! Only 3 learning opportunities the first time is nothing. it only goes to show that you cannot learn everything from books or the Internet.
 

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welcome to the forum hope to see you around often .
 

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Have only made 3 mistakes so far that I know of and am willing to admit.

tecumseh:
I arrived in one of most distant yards this morning and just as I was putting on my veil a huge swarm issued from one of my hives. Must have been 10 pounds of bees and easily 30 feet up in an overhanging tree. When I looked inside the offending hive there were still lots of bees there... likely will still make me two supers of early honey. What a wonderful thing just to stand inside an issuing swarm.. the sound itself make you feel like you should in a church. Some mistakes I have come to appreciate. Some mistakes have a way of correcting themselves.

I have always believe that the only way to not make mistakes is to do absolutely nothing at all.

good luck and go out there and make some more mistakes...
 

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Welcome from a neebee, heck I made more the 3 mistakes on my first cut out last Saturday. So if you are going for points on neebee mistakes I think I'm leading the race. Good luck and there is a wealth of knowledge to be found here
 

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Awesome Quentin, welcome. I just introduced my first two packages yesterday. Gary's right, not all is explained in books/internet. For instance, your heart rate, sweating in the bee suit, keeping track of the hive tool, reduced vision through the veil, the respectful noise of the anxious bees, the smell of the bees and surprises like bees waiting to great you on top of the feed can. It was like a roller coaster cresting the top and starting the decent when the feed can and queen cage is removed...it's go time!
 
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