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    My big excitement today was installing some honey gates in 5 gallon buckets.

    Gosh I lead a boring life!

    Sometimes old tools work best.

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    Took the first honey of the year for me. About 70 lbs by the bathroom scale. 1 bucket 18.2'% moisture the other 18.4%.

    I have to check out the new to me used heated knife. It kept cooling off I think that it needs a new plug end. I hope that is all it is.

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    I took a picture of this hive yesterday. It's in a fake tree trunk and viewable from front and back. The bees enter from outside through the tube on the lower left. Name:  IMG_2580.jpg
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    I pulled the last of my supers today. 13 in all but not all full. I am hoping for about 8 full equivelents.

    Does that make sense???

    They were mad today even before I started I got stung at the edge of my eyebrow/temple area. Then I got it in the ear through my suit. They liked my right ear for some reason. I didn't even use Vegital this morning......

    I am going to sacrifice some of the crop this fall and try to get all six hives through the winter. Having a strong hive ready to go in the spring is one of the answers from what I am finding.

    But if I knew everything I wouldn't be hanging around here!
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    I decided to give up extracting for the day......

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    I decided after only getting stung one in the finger trying to pick up a scraper.

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    On top of the plastic box I put a super that I just extracted honey from.

    They didn't leave at dark.

    Did I catch a swarm?

    We will see in the morning!
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    My tax dollars at work.

    A new bee 'sky rise' in Como Park offers home for pollinators - StarTribune.com

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    I would put one in my yard for free but from what I understand it wouldn't be legal......

    They didn't even put it on our street that a share of the money came from.
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    I wrapped by bees up for the winter today.

    5 colonies look good and one is questionable.

    Things are out of my hands until spring. I may check them on a warm day in Feb or there about.
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