Apiary #9: Installed my first honey super

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Blog entry by CueballRosendaul posted 07-09-2014 08:57 PM 1374 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just opened up the hive and installed my first honey super on top. These are slightly shorter boxes that the bees store honey in instead of brood (typically). Some people use a queen excluder to keep her from laying brood in the honey super, but I’m not too worried about that at this point.

In searching for information about the timing of honey flows and such, I found a great resource at the site of the Kalamazoo Bee Club, it’s a Calendar of Activity for Beekeepers.

I’ll post a picture of the hive now with the taller stack of boxes when I get a chance. I didn’t take my camera to the hive with me today.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 11:32 PM

I’m sure this is loosely woodworking related, but maybe you should find a nice bee keeping forum somewhere.

Not really appropriate here.

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 01:58 AM

From the LJ Help page about blogs:

Blogs – Journaling your woodworking journey, whether that is a project in process, some inspirations, challenges or days of frustrations. Read some of the other blogs to get a feel for the content. Pretty much anything goes.

If you’re not interested in my journey, please disregard my entries.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#3 posted 07-10-2014 08:06 PM

Nicely stated Cueball.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 07-11-2014 01:36 AM

Why the hell read something you are not interested in and B about it; Man people suck.
Keep posting away, you handled that more politely than I would have. Back to the bees please!
We had a second box added this past weekend and are hoping for a boom of bees to hatch out over the next two weeks so can get a honey super on. This second queen from Kona ,Hawaii is doing well.

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#5 posted 07-11-2014 01:50 AM

I read it because I like woodworking, and I thought his post might be about woodworking, but their is nothing even related to woodworking in the post.

I was polite, and made a suggestion that he might have higher readership at a site dedicated to the hobby of beekeeping, rather than woodworking.

Like you all said if you don’t like what I’ve written, don’t read it.

Everyone have a nice evening.

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