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windypines Posted - Apr 21 2024 : 03:11:29 AM
Today is finally bee install day. I picked up the girls on Friday. It was a high of 32 that day, too cold. Yesterday was a high of 42. Too cold. Today it is supposed to warm up to 58. Perfect. Once it gets to 50 or so, I will put them in their new home. They will be so happy and I will bee too.

Farming in WI


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edlund33 Posted - Jun 23 2024 : 07:02:19 AM

I’m happy things are going well with your bees! I hope you get lots of sweet honey for your effort! Happy summer……

I had to put my beekeeping adventures on hold a couple years ago. I’m watching my new property for a full season to see what grows in the area before I decide if I want to try bees again at my new place.

Cheers! ~ Marilyn

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Jun 20 2024 : 05:33:39 AM
Glad things are going well for your bees Michele! Hope you can get a little honey for your efforts.

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"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
windypines Posted - Jun 18 2024 : 04:52:26 AM
The bees are buzzing, when they can, inbetween rains. Things are still looking good, with the queen doing her job well. They have some honey built but not alot. I was hoping to get some this year. They are very calm bees which is always a good thing. I give them probiotics once a month to help keep them healthy. I do have their hive entrances fully open, and their vent box open too.
Lets all Bee Busy.

Farming in WI


Killarney Posted - May 06 2024 : 5:56:46 PM
Yay Michele! buzzzzzzzzz
Connie W.
MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 06 2024 : 11:54:11 AM
Michele, that is great news! I love hearing about your bees. I hope they continue to grow and do great.

Tchr66 Posted - May 06 2024 : 09:49:43 AM
This is an awesome thread. Thank you for sharing. I have considered bees, but this is as far as I have gotten with it. Keep up the great work. Thanks again for posting!

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ddmashayekhi Posted - May 06 2024 : 06:34:27 AM
That's great news Michele! Glad they are happy and all is going well. Keep us updated on how they are doing.

Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
windypines Posted - May 06 2024 : 03:45:16 AM
I checked each frame yesterday and things are looking good. Capped workers, capped drones, and eggs. The queen is doing her job well. They are bringing in lots of pollen now. The dandelions are starting to bloom here and whatever else they are finding. They have ate some of their pollen patty and I did give them a little more sugar syrup. Bee Happy!!

Farming in WI


ddmashayekhi Posted - May 05 2024 : 08:48:49 AM
Glad things are going well so far with the bees Michele. Hopefully the bees will thrive and share their honey with you this summer.

Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
windypines Posted - May 05 2024 : 03:40:06 AM
I checked on the bees three days after installing and the queen was out of her cage. Since then we have had rainy rainy weather. I did do a quick check about a week later and added another hive box. Now I will pick a nice day and do a more indepth check. I did see some brood earlier, so the queen was laying. I have been using probiotics for the bees for a few years, and it does seem to help them out.

Farming in WI


Jokamartell Posted - Apr 22 2024 : 7:38:57 PM
I can’t wait to hear all about your bee adventures, Michele!!! :)

Karen :)

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - Apr 22 2024 : 1:03:25 PM
Michele, that is super neat. I hope your bees adjust great. I look forward to hearing how they are doing.

levisgrammy Posted - Apr 22 2024 : 05:17:51 AM
Look forward to how they are doing Michele! How exciting to be raising them.

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windypines Posted - Apr 22 2024 : 03:29:54 AM
I got one package of bees. They were getting settled in and found a few venturing out into their new world. In a couple days I will check and make sure the queen is released. Fingers crossed all goes well.

Farming in WI


Red Tractor Girl Posted - Apr 21 2024 : 3:48:13 PM
Michele, god luck with your new bees! How very exciting this adventure will one. Please keep us posted on how they settle in and the summer rolls along.

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ddmashayekhi Posted - Apr 21 2024 : 06:28:56 AM
Good luck introducing your new bees to their box. Hope you don't get stung!

Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
YellowRose Posted - Apr 21 2024 : 05:32:02 AM
Michelle, I hope the weather stays good for you so your bees can settle in.

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shennandoah Posted - Apr 21 2024 : 04:39:55 AM
Yay! Mine will be here in a week or two. I’m trying to get my apiary foundation finished. How many hives did you get?

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