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    Since this general chat place is the place for covering everything I want to do the 2023 bee activity. @jdmidwest is another beekeeper here. Do have any others? 

  Last fall we went into Fall and winter with 10 active hives. Since it's warmed up I am seeing now carrying in pollen getting the season started raising new brood. These same bees are robbing the dead out hive. Guess I will let them have it while there is no nectar flow available. There was a 12th hive with too few bees to overwinter that I shook out last fall. We built two more hives this winter to add to the apiary. There will be some shifting of hives as we are going to try to put a couple in outlying areas. We are afraid that here at home we are resourced out. I keep saying we became Mrs BilletHead is as involved as I am. The beekeeping we do isn't as much hands on as typical langstroth hives. We are doing as I said before long hives more popular in Europe. Pat just finished the paint job on one last weekend. We set it in place this morning. 

  All together now

  Bees all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine. 

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   Will add more later. I painted the other hive. Not as creative. A couple more swarm traps about finished. Hopefully more free bees will be trapped and caught by hand.  

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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Just now, BilletHead said:

Pat just finished the paint job on one last weekend. We set it in place this morning. 

  All together now

  Bees all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine. 

Marty you make a great hive, but Pat's contributions are amazing! Definite keeper there!

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Just now, Johnsfolly said:

Marty you make a great hive, but Pat's contributions are amazing! Definite keeper there!

 Thank you John. I definitely married way out of my league. 

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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21 minutes ago, Foghorn said:

Now I have that song in my head!

  Don't feel sorry for you at all.🤣 It's been stuck in my head ever since she decided to paint it on the hive. 

 Welcome to beetles hell.

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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You are going to run out of land before too long.  Better start looking for out yards.  They are handy for many things, splits, different honey flavors.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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5 minutes ago, jdmidwest said:

You are going to run out of land before too long.  Better start looking for out yards.  They are handy for many things, splits, different honey flavors.

          Yes, that is the plan at the moment JD.    I have a problem. I enjoy building this type of hive in the winter. The frames too. I really don't need this many hives. I don't need to trap so many bees either, but it is fun.  I have a couple friends that will welcome a hive or two. That is the plan. My friend in Collins is building two and he wants me to take care of them until he can get it figured out. 

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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18 hours ago, BilletHead said:

  Don't feel sorry for you at all.🤣 It's been stuck in my head ever since she decided to paint it on the hive. 

 Welcome to beetles hell.

A while back I thought about starting an ear worm thread, but I figured that would only make things worse. I get them bad.

When Christie McVie died a couple months back, I watched some of her stuff on YouTube. I had 'Everywhere' stuck in my head for weeks. Then it was 'Songbird'. I still relapse occasionally, but today it's being drowned out by the guitar solo in 'Spooky'.

Hope this helps :D 

John

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Ugh thanks a bunch Ness.

"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

BilletHead

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