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Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:55 pm
May your supers fill well.
On another note; I heard a theory that colony collapse is caused by the amount of radiation in the air from cell phones an WIFI.
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:09 am
I'm glad to see you have some bees, Don. I got an active hive late last summer and put it out next to my garden. I think I had the most tomatoes per plant this year than I have had in years. It had gotten to the point around here that you just didn't see any honey bees in the garden. I had a neighbor tell me a few months back that he saw a bunch of bees in his garden this spring and all I said was "you're welcome".
I got the bees for the garden and the honey is just a plus.
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:57 pm
Bees fascinate me, and also freak me out a little.....but I am glad to see your hive is doing well. They are important little boogers!
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Don's honey is good stuff! Ed
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:14 pm
Looking good there Don, I still haven't decided if I will harvest or let it be yet.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:56 am
My wife started 2 hives next to our garden this spring. Our first attempt at beekeeping.
We unded up with 10 gallons of honey!
Not too mention all the flowering plants did awesome!
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:08 am
I'm planning on getting into my hives tomorrow. Maybe I can pull some honey.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:45 am
Looks good, Don.
We have had a hummingbird feeder out back of our house for years. This year, we had honeybees visit. Never had that before. They also liked our late peaches (just stopped picking last week). Many of the fallen fruit was smashed and laid open--the bees found 'em. It smelled like fermented peaches around the trees and I believe the bees REALLY were enjoying themselves!
Glad for 'em. Couldn't have much of a garden w/o 'em.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:08 pm
I ended up with about 7.5 gallons from my single hive. They're still very active, so I hope they survive the winter well.
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:15 pm
How much honey you bringin?????
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 pm
How much do you want?
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:34 pm
Well considering I don't think we can bring any back across the border (gotta check on that), we would like a jar that would last us say from Thursday to Wednesday
Course, I am athinkin that we will wanna taste Cecil's too
Fresh honey ..... mmmmmmmgood!
Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:56 pm
I will have one pound jars. That's in the neighborhood of ten fluid ounces.
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