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Mushy Bees 

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Hello,

Following on from another thread, I wondered how many "colony years" of beekeeping are here and Polyhive replied with around 750!! That'd be a 750 year old beekeeper with one hive (sort of).

It might be fun to get some numbers here for the Forum. My Association totalled around 3500!

Roughly multiply the years you have been beeking by the number of colonies to get your total. Then post it as reply having added it to the post beforehand.

Here was Polyhives...
"
Here is mine.

Year one 1 hive.

Year two 6 hives

Year three 14 hives. Then took on Craibstone and found I had 60.

Years four to nine, 60 to 80 colonies rising to 100+ including nucs.

Year 10 40 hives, left Craibstone and had a honey house built at house.

Years 11-15 40-50 odd depending.

15-20 numbers dropped for various reasons dwindling to 0.

Gap of two years.

found swarm on very handy branch and............

Am now at 14 colonies and 24 nucs.

PH
" .....This is roughly 750.

I'm sorry to say I don't have a a number to add, but hopefully by the spring I will be 4.
:seeya:

So to start then...750
 

kazmcc 

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1 hive x 1 week.....what does that make? lol

A baby? ;)
 

Firegazer 

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OK, I had 1 colony for 6 months and have had another one for 4 months and a last one for 1 month.

Rough number = 1 ColonyYear

so running total is now 751

FG

(on holiday in Portmeirion - help, it's weird here!)
 

steve1958 

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1 colony for 1 year
2 for 5 months
2 for one month

Total = 2 years

so running total is now 753
 

Hebeegeebee 

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A better indication would be how many colonies you had overwintered, then temporary nucs and mini-nucs would not be counted
 

kazmcc 

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OK, I had 1 colony for 6 months and have had another one for 4 months and a last one for 1 month.

Rough number = 1 ColonyYear

so running total is now 751

FG

(on holiday in Portmeirion - help, it's weird here!)

OI!!!! what about my contribution? ;)
 

crazy_bull 

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yr 1 x 1 hive (1993)
yr 2 x 4 hives
yr 5 x 8 hives
yr 10 x 15 hives
yr 11 x 25 hives
yr 15 x 50 hives
yr 17 x 60 hives (2010)


Someone please work that out my head hurts!

C B
 

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