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Post by amybyrd21 Fri May 15, 2009 10:51 pm

Our bees are happily taking off. Praise God. They have already eaten 2 1/2 gallons of sugar water. 3 to 1 ratio. This gets expensive when 6 cup of sugar and 2 cups of water only make half a gallon. But I think of all the pollinating they are doing and the honey they are making. Getting bees is worth the effort. They are becoming less and less bees due to all the sprays being used and the diffrent mites and stuff they get. Our wild hive out back apperantly split and went the other direction instead of heading up here. So we are now on the look out for a new hive. We watch these hives and keep track of them. Also important to remember as this saves bees and is easier on you. If a bee lands on you do not swat it (it release all the venom) just blow on it and it will leave. And to spray in the evenings if using any kind of insecticides at all. They do not fly really well near sundown.

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Post by amybyrd21 Sun May 17, 2009 9:29 am

Our hives are eating a quart jar of syrup every 24 hours. We talked our bee keeper today and some of is are eating one quart in three hours. We have decided to feed them three gallons per hive to get them off to a good start. This helps them draw out comb and they store some of it in the comb for later use. They are flying between rain storms and coming back full of pollen. It is amaxing how God created these bees and how they work.

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