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Amazing......


Amazing......

Look at how many bees!!! Really hard taking a pic all geared up with gloves past elbows...



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that's a great pic Alex, wow that's a lot of bees :-)

16 May, 2012

 

nice Alex !!!!!!!!!!

16 May, 2012

 

Remarkable !

16 May, 2012

 

You have no idea the amount of bees in just this one bee hive......my heart was racing!!! The sound they made when I turned the smoke on them.....I'm not sure I want to be the bee keepers helper anymore!!!!

16 May, 2012

 

great photo ~ quite scary

16 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sticki....yes scary.

16 May, 2012

amy
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Oh WOW , That is jam packed full , my son has been on a short Bee keeping course ,I'm not sure what his next step is going to be !

17 May, 2012

 

That is just the front of the frame Amy....
You will be amazed at how delicious the honey is!!! I hope your son decides to keep bees.
We started with one hive, one level.....now we have five hives with two levels each and hubby is adding another level this week......

18 May, 2012

 

Wow! That will be a lot of honey hopefully!?

18 May, 2012

 

We save honey for the whole year, give some to my parents, in-laws and to close friends. This year we should have loads!

18 May, 2012

 

Wow! That's a lot of bees. You can start a honey business.
:>)

We had lots of problems with bees in my neighborhood over the years. One year I had a bee hive in the attic. Also, three other neighbors had to have bees removed from outer walls of their home.

19 May, 2012

 

My hubby laughs at me....he says I hate giving my honey away and he's right. I looooooove honey. I make sure I have a years supply first. ;0}

We "try" to keep it under control. There are ways to prevent swarms from leaving the hives.

21 May, 2012

 

Wow!!! One year's supply of honey. I can't imagine having that much honey. I hardly use honey.

How to prevent the swarms from leaving?

22 May, 2012

 

We eat a lot of honey. ;o)

We learned that rather than wait for the swarm to leave and then capture it a put it in a new hive.....you remove the new Queen and a few frames and you have a new hive without having to chace after swarms. Hubby is going to try it.

I tasted Royal jelly the other day.....I can't say I like the taste of it...

22 May, 2012

 

Agree, truly amazing!

22 May, 2012

 

There's definitely something going on with the bees this year, Alex. My friends' hives are the same...bursting at the seams.

23 May, 2012

 

Thanks Sheilar.

That is great Karen.....we need our bees. I have people asking me if I sell my honey.....I might this year if we make enough.

24 May, 2012

 

Tell em about the Honey Mummy, came straight into my head off the sugar puffs advert..I bet it tastes gorgeous and good for the cholesterol levels. I'm not sure you would get me that close suited up or not..

24 May, 2012

 

One friend went to take a frame out and found that it was full of baby bees (I can't remember the correct terminology) instead of honey. Luckily, she had another empty hive...so she got half of them to move in there. Two hives out of one!

25 May, 2012

 

Bill,
I'm not sure I want to go that close again very soon (even suited up).......I'm going to have to at some point.
The honey is delicious and just a little different every year.
I remind the kids have at least teaspoon everyday....
Lucky for us not cholesterol yet. ;o)))

25 May, 2012

 

That's how we started Karen....from one single level hive with a Queen and swarm from our friends hives.
My hubby has two new empty hives ready......

25 May, 2012

 

You'll have a cottage industry in the making, Alex! :)

25 May, 2012

 

lol...lol... We live in a tourist area so we have to be extra careful. I think people might freak out is they see 20 or so bee hives in my back yard. Especially when we open them up and they circle around us......;o)

25 May, 2012

 

Lolol! But I can also see the shelves with little pots of honey products with hand-written labels and bunches of dried wild oregano...tourist heaven! ;))

25 May, 2012

 

I think I might have to look into that idea!!!!!!!!!!!!

25 May, 2012

 

Yup!!!! :))))

My friend is a member of GoY...she's called 'Beelady'...and she's a font of knowledge, bee-wise - she knows exactly how to deal with swarms and often goes out and collects them...but I'm not sure if she's still active, GoY-wise...

25 May, 2012

 

Lovely picture Alexandramc, my husband used to be the biggest Bee Farmer in the south of England, we had 5oo hives dotted all over the place, health reasons we had to give up, I now have to buy honey.......

30 May, 2012

 

Thank you Stripes. 500....that is a lot of work! Bet you miss having your own honey....

30 May, 2012

 

Wow, wow, wow!

30 May, 2012

 

and yummy too!

30 May, 2012

 

Lol!

30 May, 2012

 

You're braver than me lol, but I l-u-v Honey...

3 Jun, 2012

 

Lol....believe me my heart was pounding the whole time!

3 Jun, 2012

 

I bet it was....I don't think I would have had the courage....

4 Jun, 2012

 

I love the honey so when I'm asked to help.....I gear up. I'm thinking about buying special trousers that are really thick, then I won't be so scared.

5 Jun, 2012

 

I read an article in our evening newspaper last night about a swarm of bees in Didsbury Manchester and it reminded me of this blog..
http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1580867_didsbury-residents-flee-from-swarm-of-7000-bees

9 Jun, 2012



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