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  1. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Yesterday I dug thru books.
    I walked on books to get to where I stood on books to dig thru books. Get it?

    This one caught my eye.
    I have a funny feeling that it's valuable and collectible.
    My mom and dad collected books omg I have books.
    Anyone want a Schwarzkopf autobiography?

    I'm keeping this one.
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    Oh God!
    I'm right!
    It's 95 years old!
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  2. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Oh my...
    Because of God.
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    The book has its owners signature.
    A woman from Sydney, Illinois named Youngblood.
    I've heard or her.
     
  3. Out of focus

    Out of focus Elite Refuge Member

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    It appears I am surrounded by experts.
    Do they have bee houses like that around anymore?
     
  4. Cootsmashfever

    Cootsmashfever Senior Refuge Member

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    Got stung in the face last week, need to wear my Ppe lol
     

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  5. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Yes it's just a fancy lid.
    Here's some bee carnage.
    I'm packing it up to re use it to start hives off.
    20210416_125114.jpg Only one living hive and it's in weak condition. I can fix it using bees from a stronger hive down the road.
    The tilted ones have honey in them still.
    The frames on left are gold for later not trash by any means. Loaded with pollen.
    Nice empty brood frames..note how they are darkened from cocoons.

    A "garden hive" is usually fancy painted with a custom roof. In that book is the same thing only more creative. The guts are just normal.

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    Beekeeping in the United States has not changed much at all since 1852.
    Langstroth and Dadant.
     
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  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure but I think a queen breeder follows this thread. If so please please talk to me about getting a small order to get some new genetics in my yard. It never hurts.
     
  7. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Here is my buddy Randy The Dirt Rooster.
    Notice the truck bed. I want that!


    Randy makes the best bee videos on YouTube.
     
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  8. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    First swarm today.
    There was a big one in the pear tree on a skinny branch.
    I had ladder nearly straight up n down because the limb was a twig. Wife steadied ladder. I was about 15 feet up.

    I'll go back later and see if it stayed in the box.
    It was probably 7 pounds of bees easily.
     
  9. SEKhunter

    SEKhunter Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Hives 2 packages Saturday, direct released the queens.
    1st went textbook, the 2nd though. That darn queen flew off, it was pretty cool so I put on the lid.
    Came back a couple hours later and found her on the lid.
     
  10. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    What you missed was her orienting.
    Queens dont just fly off.
    It happens all the time..I can't believe I have a 420 swarm. It's like finding 200 bucks in a tree.

    A laying queen you just pick up from a hive can't fly. They try but usually drop at a 45 degree angle and you find her ez. A caged queen that quit laying can fly but not like a virgin.
    A virgin queen bee flies very fast.
     
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