Just wanted to share

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by no1cowboy, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. no1cowboy

    no1cowboy Single male homesteader

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    I caught a swarm this past summer, and is my introduction to bee keeping. I am attempting to over winter them here in northern Alberta CA, I find myself wondering out to the hive to check on them from time to time just to see that the hive has not been tamperd with. Well I would just like to say that it is the first of the year and the hive is alive and doing great.! :clap: :buds:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

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    That's Great news!!!

    Sorry to inform you, but you are hooked. Beekeeping is more addictive then cocaine.

    WELCOME
     

  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Its also cheaper than cocaine and Legal, You can get health benifits from the products that come out of the hive too.
     
  4. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    :clap: from just saving one colony in a tree I cut for fire wood to a full fledge beekeeing venture in just 3 years. Were adding more this year too.

    :D Al
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

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    Alley, I got my first out of a family's attic, also just 3 "0" years ago. :D

    1976

    It's addictive, and you're stuck big-time now.

    Welcome to you too.
     
  6. makeitdolou

    makeitdolou Well-Known Member

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    I just bought bees to start up in the spring! After 20 years of reading about it, I'm finally taking the plunge!
     
  7. Haoleboy

    Haoleboy Active Member

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    You won't be sorry. Sometimes I stand out near the hives and just watch them--like yesterday when we had 58 degree F weather and they broke cluster. It's not all about the honey because they provide relaxation from watching, pollination, honey for beer and mead, honey. Oh. It is the honey. Good times.
     
  8. no1cowboy

    no1cowboy Single male homesteader

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    I'm glad to here Im not the only one! I found myself doing that last fall, I was starting to wonder if i was losing it in my old age. :sing:
     
  9. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

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    If I could get even one dollar an hour for the time I sit or lay in the grass and watch my bees, I could afford to buy more bees and spend more time watching them. :D
     
  10. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    I like to sit by my hives with a cup of honey flavored black tea. But many times just sit and watch.

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    :D Al