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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2024 :  03:11:29 AM  Show Profile
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

Michele


shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

83 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
83 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2024 :  04:39:55 AM  Show Profile
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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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6868 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6868 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2024 :  05:32:02 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I hope the weather stays good for you so your bees can settle in.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4735 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4735 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2024 :  06:28:56 AM  Show Profile
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.
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6573 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6573 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2024 :  3:48:13 PM  Show Profile
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.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4171 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - Apr 22 2024 :  03:29:54 AM  Show Profile
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

Michele


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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9291 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9291 Posts

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

~Denise
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6860 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6860 Posts

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

Krista
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1506 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1506 Posts

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

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4171 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - May 05 2024 :  03:40:06 AM  Show Profile
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

Michele


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4735 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4735 Posts

Posted - May 05 2024 :  08:48:49 AM  Show Profile
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.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4171 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - May 06 2024 :  03:45:16 AM  Show Profile
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

Michele


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4735 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4735 Posts

Posted - May 06 2024 :  06:34:27 AM  Show Profile
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.
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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

460 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
460 Posts

Posted - May 06 2024 :  09:49:43 AM  Show Profile
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!

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
Farm Girl #8042
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6860 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6860 Posts

Posted - May 06 2024 :  11:54:11 AM  Show Profile
Michele, that is great news! I love hearing about your bees. I hope they continue to grow and do great.

Krista
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5021 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5021 Posts

Posted - May 06 2024 :  5:56:46 PM  Show Profile
Yay Michele! buzzzzzzzzz
Connie W.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4171 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2024 :  04:52:26 AM  Show Profile
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

Michele


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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4735 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4735 Posts

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

Dawn in IL

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours." – Mark Twain.
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