Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Hello from SE Pennsylvania  (Read 394 times)

Offline pa-farmhand

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Gender: Male
Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« on: February 26, 2017, 06:29:29 PM »
Second year beekeeper here . Im here to learn what i can

Online cao

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 575
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 08:05:13 PM »
Welcome  :happy:

Online sawdstmakr

  • Galactic Bee
  • ******
  • Posts: 6567
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 08:32:34 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Jim
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."--Mark Twain

Offline Rurification

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 798
  • Gender: Female
    • Rurification
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 09:11:54 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Hope you have a great year with your bees.
Robin Edmundson
www.rurification.com

Beekeeping since 2012

Online Psparr

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 397
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 02:50:47 PM »
Where abouts? I'm in Berks county.

Offline pa-farmhand

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 07:16:13 PM »
I live north of New Holland about 4 miles close a town called Terre Hill. Whereabouts in berks do you live?

Online Psparr

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 397
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 02:38:29 PM »
Birdsboro. I have a game I set up at Terri Hill days. Used to live in Blue Ball. My stomping grounds.

Offline pa-farmhand

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 10:13:29 PM »
nice i hardly ever find the time to go to terre hill days but i always stay up to watch the fireworks. I live about a mile out of town

Online Psparr

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 397
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 10:54:00 PM »
They are about the best fireworks around.
Don't know how the dairy cows down the hill like them though.
How many hives do you have?

Offline GSF

  • Galactic Bee
  • ******
  • Posts: 3889
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2017, 08:11:36 AM »
Welcome
When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - then you know your nation is doomed.

Offline pa-farmhand

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 10:24:04 PM »
Haha the neighbor said the cows milk    milk shakes the day after the fireworks every year.                     I bought 2 nucs in 2016 both swarmed in may one of the hives did ok anyway the second one died in the fall. The one that died out had yellow jackets in them all of a sudden so im not sure if the yellow jackets finished them off or if they moved in after the hive died. One hive is still alive and seems ok. They still have about 4 or 5 frames of honey so i have high hopes for their chances. I also ordered 2 more nucs for this spring. I am seriously thinking of splitting my overwintered hive into nucs once they get started and trying for increase. So right now i have 1 hive and 2 nucs ordered.

Online Psparr

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 397
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2017, 11:31:12 AM »
Good luck with your bees this year. Just be careful of temps when you split. I split last year in April, it was beautiful out. A week later it was below freezing! Then when it was time for mating flights it rained a week straight. 3 out of 4 splits failed.

Offline pa-farmhand

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Gender: Male
Re: Hello from SE Pennsylvania
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2017, 12:53:06 PM »
ok i will have to make sure i dont split to early . Thanks for the warning

 

anything