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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes i wonder the meanings of some of ur guys screen names. Bamadude=dude from Alabama.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    sourland = the name of the upthrust fault (big hill not really a mountain0 that I spent my childhood roaming.
     
  3. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens



    subhanalah=glorified and exalted is the One God.
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    So you mean, super sensitive chemical girl.

    Do it.
     
  5. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I've heard that dreams are answers to the questions we haven't thought to ask...it was either on a movie...or the X-Files.
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    I use all mediums so I believe that is part of my problem (ie isn't she less likely to use a smaller frame to lay in?). I have 3 mediums as my "brood" chambers but I've had a difficult time getting them to use the lower box. So I keep switching around the 3 boxes (I've done it three times now) and the last hive inspection looked really good for everyone using the 3 brood boxes, but there's still a lot of space left in them so I'm hesitant to put another box on. Anyway, I also purchased a queen excluder for the next time.

    (And I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm more a haver of bees than a keeper of them).


    SuperChemicalGirl --> I'm a pharmacist.
     
  7. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    If you can get a hive inspection done in 20 minutes, you deserve some kind of medal. I can barely get the smoker lit and working in that period of time.

    And yes, I am quite smell-sensitive.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I'm a life long canoeist, mostly on small mountain streams. But I had recently completed the world's longest non-stop canoe race on one of the world's largest rivers. Shortly after that, I had just built my chicken tractor. Those 2 events were just before I joined BYC. I know it's dumb but for some reason when asked for a screen name, tractor and canoe both seemed like possible conveyances for chickens in my feeble mind.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In my limited experience, queens always seem to work the brood chamber upwards - through the summer I would have a minimum of two and sometimes three full supers as brood chambers - any less resulted in attempts at swarming. I always used a queen excluder to keep her out of the half supers. You mentioned earlier about hive smells - around here from early autumn on the bees are working golden rod. That stuff makes the hives STINK, but provides great pollen and honey stores for overwintering.
     
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  10. JW12

    JW12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was late when I made my account one night, I didn't get creative so mine is my initials and the year of my car lol I have been thinking about changing it to something more but I'm to lazy to do it lol
     

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