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by michelle
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hive fell over - bees attacking me
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Hive fell over - bees attacking me

I did except one super, it was new and I actually overlooked in putting the hive back together . Myabe after my swelling goes down I will put it back up. I wore thick clothes and did not get stung on my torso again. I was covered in bees and a few did get in my bee hat and stung my face. I look pret...
by michelle
Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hive fell over - bees attacking me
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Hive fell over - bees attacking me

thanks. I am going to go back out there later when my sister can be here, in case I need hosing off again. The bees just clung to me. My jeans were too heavy to get many stings, but my arms and torso look bad. I am going to wear a coat this time!
by michelle
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hive fell over - bees attacking me
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Hive fell over - bees attacking me

I looked out at my hive this morning and it had been knocked over. I wetn out with my smoker, but the bees are so angry that I only got one of the supers on before I had been attacked and had about 40-50 stings. I need some advise/help on how to get this hive back up. Should I do it at night? Thanks...
by michelle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Field Day/Spring Picnic 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2758

Re: Field Day/Spring Picnic 2011

Are we still having this since the forecast is for rain with possible high winds?
by michelle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Ow! Stung in the face and crazy comb inside
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Re: Ow! Stung in the face and crazy comb inside

Thanks for the information. I will check when I go back in - I am not sure if the frames were all pushed to the middle when I looked or not. I had already been stung and was really just trying to concentrate and not panic. The cool thing was that my kids all took a piece of the comb to school today ...
by michelle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: What a swarming good day
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: What a swarming good day

These are awesome pictures. Thanks for posting them. I am really enjoying this forum.

:D

Michelle
by michelle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Got me one yesterday, too.
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Got me one yesterday, too.

That looks amazing. So, did you just pick them up? I really would like to see this in person or on a video. I wonder if youtube has it or maybe Zulu can post it on his blog.

Michelle
by michelle
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Ow! Stung in the face and crazy comb inside
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Ow! Stung in the face and crazy comb inside

I have two new hives. I checked and feed them yesterday. I wasn't wearing my gear at first and got stung on the forehead. Today my eyes and forehead are pretty puffy. I think I will not forget next time. :roll: My bees seem to be busy making comb and the queen was running around on a frame. The only...
by michelle
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: 2011 3 Pound Packages
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Re: 2011 3 Pound Packages

Glad to know it is not radium, since they came from the Nuclear City. I meant to thank you two that day, but I was too excited about the bees to really worry about the humans!
by michelle
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How many 8 frame medium hive boxes should I have and more
Replies: 8
Views: 3765

Thank you

Thanks for all the information. I wasn't sure, since I am trying to decipher my notes from class, read the books I have and apply some common sense.
by michelle
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How many 8 frame medium hive boxes should I have and more
Replies: 8
Views: 3765

How many 8 frame medium hive boxes should I have and more

I have two hives, brand new. I have two medium hive boxes, 8 frames on each, with a reserve 8 frame medium super for each. I didn't put the third one on, since I wasn't sure if new bees would just fill up the bottom hive first or really how that works. My question is - should I put on the third hive...
by michelle
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Great Sunflower Project - plant pollen producing LEMON QUEEN
Replies: 2
Views: 3066

Re: Great Sunflower Project - plant pollen producing LEMON Q

So, all of those packets of sunflower seeds I bought this year are for naught? :cry: I had skimmed the site http://www.greatsunflower.org before, but I must have missed that about the pollen. Well, I have plenty of room in my yard, since it is a rental and pretty bare. I will visit the site again an...
by michelle
Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Beetight: Free online bee hive tracking and record keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 3162

Re: Beetight: Free online bee hive tracking and record keepi

So what is the brick method? I am assuming that it means positioning a brick on or in front of the hive to mean certain things? Can you break it down?

Thanks.

Michelle
by michelle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Mite-Away Quick Strips-NEW Info on use!
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

Re: Mite-Away Quick Strips-NEW Info on use!

Thanks for your help. I went back and looked it up in the Brushy Bee catalog. So, my first mite count should be this fall? Thanks for your help.

Michelle
by michelle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Shopping List for Two Packages I Ordered
Replies: 12
Views: 2518

Re: Shopping List for Two Packages I Ordered

Here is what I have went with so far. Two 8 frame english garden hives with copper top (I couldn't help it they are pretty!) each has 3 8 frame hive supers, entrance reducer, IPM bottom board, hive stand, inner cover, hive top feeder with floats. I have black superframe in the bottom super. The othe...
by michelle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Mite-Away Quick Strips-NEW Info on use!
Replies: 9
Views: 5636

Re: Mite-Away Quick Strips-NEW Info on use!

Thanks for the information. I am a newbee and have to admit I had information overload during class. The mite-away quick strips do what? What are the advantages? I apologize in advance for any eye-rolling that may occur after reading my post :oops:
by michelle
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: County Extension Big Cuts
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: County Extension Big Cuts

I am contacting them today. I have also cut and paste the talking points and contact information to some friends who may be interested. Thanks for passing this along. I would have never known.
by michelle
Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When are the bees coming?
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

When are the bees coming?

Hey, I must not have written this down. Can anyone tell me when the bees are coming?

Also, I have a mini-van and frankly admit that I am terrified of putting them in the car with me. Any suggestions?

Michelle
by michelle
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Passed my exam
Replies: 8
Views: 1690

Re: Passed my exam

I passed mine as well! I was worried because I finished so quickly I thought either I actually learned something or was really, really disillusioned. Congratulations. Does anyone know when the bees will be here?

Michelle :roll:
by michelle
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Shopping List for Two Packages I Ordered
Replies: 12
Views: 2518

Missed the meeting

My daughter came home feeling really sick. We ended up at the doctor's with her having strep throat. I really hate I missed the meeting Thursday.

I decided to just go with a newbee kit this year since I am obviously not computing everything! Thanks for all the input. :roll: