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Ok, it's the second week of April and my bees should be available to pick up this week! Hurry up and call me dang it! :lol:
 

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OK, what's your number? :lol:

Failing that, you're a Dang It!

Feel better? :lol: :rolling: :rotfl:

(Sorry, couldn't hep meself)) They will bee there before you know it. Patience. :wink:
 

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I remember being in your shoes....its a very exciting time!! Plan on sitting in a lawn chair next to your hives watching your girls come and go. Watch to see what color of pollen they bring back in their pollen baskets. Some will be tan, some yellow, some orange, some brown. Some won't have any pollen in their baskets. It's almost therapeutic to sit and watch your bees. Hope you enjoy it! :)
 

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Hey I am in your shoes waiting for my bees, got tired of waiting on hearing when I will get them so made a call. I got a deffent date the 21st, 11 days away, I am setting on ready. I had purchase only one package of bees and was able to get another one, so now I will have 2 hives, yeepee, can hardly wait myself.

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Plan on taking a couple days off work as you won't want to leave your hives. Got mine on a friday and seldom moved move than 2 foot from a hive the whole weekend, then was late to work on monday:lol:
 

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I remember being in your shoes....its a very exciting time!! Plan on sitting in a lawn chair next to your hives watching your girls come and go. Watch to see what color of pollen they bring back in their pollen baskets. Some will be tan, some yellow, some orange, some brown. Some won't have any pollen in their baskets. It's almost therapeutic to sit and watch your bees. Hope you enjoy it! :)
Dave and Oblib are right on correct...I have watched my bees for hours already and I have only had them for 7 days. I have two buckets turned upside down out there right next to the hives. My favorite vantage is from the back as I can see what directions they are flying off to. Observation is reward enough...honey will be a bonus....
 

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I remember being that fascinated with honey bees, and I guess I still am, it's been more than 46 years now. Actually, now that I've started raising queens and a few nucs, it's become even more fascinating, I hadn't thought that possible, but I guess it is.
 

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Called the bee supplier just now. Went from first week of April to second week now to first of May! GRRRRR!!! They are saying it is way too cold right now. She said it over and over. Ahh, last month it was in the 80's. Ok, that isn't normal. The next two days or so in the mid 50's and 70 this weekend. How's that too cold. Not a happy camper!
 

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Crazy8, I feel your frustration. Not much you can do but assemble frames and paint boxes etc.
Take some comfort in the fact that even if you got your bees right now, they would be rather slow anyway due to chilly weather. Once you get them and the weather is truly warm, they will take off booming really fast and make up for being a bit late. I had a friend last year who had to wait until June!
 

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Plan on sitting in a lawn chair next to your hives watching your girls come and go.
let us know this winter when you drag that same lawn chair out in a pile snow on a nice sunny warm winter day, with a cocktail in hand......and a lost tourist sends the sheriff out to check on you and see if you are doing okay......
i think he laughed harder than i did...
:grin:
 
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