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misty_anne

Those who accept their fate find happiness, those who defy it, glory.


Fake swarm/hive split!
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One of my hives didn't make it through the winter. Both still had plenty of stores, and I left the dead-out all spring for the live one to rob out, but they didn't. I don't know if they didn't need the stores, have an extremely low robbing drive or if the dead bees freaked them out, like an insect haunted house. Thursday, the 15th, I finally took out the deep box, and one of the supers. I wanted to increase my hives, so I took one of the mediums from the live hive that had brood, and I think it had the queen, and moved it to where the dead hive was. It also got two mediums of stores from the dead hive. It is probably too early to do so, but we will see. After all, a swarm in May is worth a bale of hay. By this comming Friday any queencells should be capped, and the Friday after, she should emerge. A week after she should fly and by the time a month has passed, she should be laying and everything. This means I need to check to make sure there are queencells after Friday, and if there are multiple cells I can place them with other frames in nucs. *fingers crossed*
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curties and no bees
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I wanted to check out the bees, but it rained on and off all day, and to top it off, I got fired from my dance job. *le sigh*

Adding frames
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I wanted to cut off the extra comb and put it in another frame today, but I think it is going to have to wait until I can borrow another pair of hands. Holding the frame, cutting off the extra and catching it requires at least one more hand than I have. Now I understand why people use frame rests. I took out the feeder, and put all the deep frames towards the house side, then the double medium, and put the normal mediums on the other side. I also put two medium frames under them, in the first box. There were eggs everywhere on the new wax that the bees built. It is good to finally be able to see them. With any luck, I will soon be able to split them.
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More with the bees.
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Got back from Indiana yesterday, but it was raining so I put off checking the hive until today. Cloudy, but not too windy, temperature about 68 degrees F. The bees looked good. Saw capped brood, larvae, and the queen. The two empty medium frames that I'd put between the feeder, and in the middle of the deep frames were drawn out real nice. The one in the middle even had about enough on the bottom to fill another frame. The outside deep looked to be mostly food, and no brood, so I moved that one to the outside and put the empty medium on the inside of that, so it looked like: d,em, d, fm, d, d, fm, f. D being the deeps, f being the feeder, and the em and fms being the empty and filled mediums respectively. Someday, I'll get pictures.
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Also, bees.
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Well, before the van broke down yesterday, I was going to eat at the Mexican food truck in honor of Cinco de Mayo, and my grandmother's birthday, but that's not looking like it will happen.

Update on the bees: I brought them home on Friday, got them in the hive Saturday, woke up Monday morning to see the entrance reducer was knocked off, fixed that with a brick and an empty hive box underneath the screened bottom board. I also put an old clean peanut butter jar filled with sugar syrup over the inner cover with another hive box on top. Today I went out to do a real inspection, and learned a valuable lesson. Don't adjust the lids on your feeders over the hive. Yep, I loosened the lid too far and dumped about a cup and a half of sugar syrup down the hive. Hopefully it will stay warm enough tonight that the bees won't freeze to death from being wet. I did see the queen today, though, which was good while it lasted. The bees haven't started anymore comb on the empty frames, but from what I saw they were doing their best to fill the deep frames back up with nectar and pollen. I took out the extra frames from the bottom box so I wouldn't worry so much about crushing bees while trying to lift out the deep frames.

I wonder if I should bother trying to start removing the deep frames to encourage them to build on the medium frames?

Blessings for drifterskip
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I count my blessings daily
and I'm not sorry with the sum,
'cause I've got a life worth living,
and I'm not remaining dumb.*

For into every life, a little rain must form,
As flowers need the water,
Like rainbows need the sun,
and it's silly to add my tears to the totals from the storm.

Sometimes life is cookies,**
sometimes it kicks you in the teeth,
because it's love*** and hope and
laughter, misery and grief.

So when I'm feeling down and out,
this little song I'll hum,
because I count my blessings daily,
and I'm not sorry with the sum!

*dumb as in mute. There was lamenting about not posting anything to lj.
**cookies as in sweet, but also tough cookies.
***replace with friends, joy, or pain as you feel moved.

Sapioromanticism in chinese!
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fnoyy has translated Sapioromanticism into Chinese!
It can now be found here: http://www.mtslash.com/viewthread.php?tid=30518&page=1&extra=#pid745769

Sapioromanticism
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Title: Sapioromanticism
Author: Misty-Anne
Pairing/Characters: Reese/Prostitute, Reese/Finch
Rating: M/R/NC-17
Summary: Reese tries to get Finch used to the idea of being taken care of.
Warnings: Sex for hire.  Voyeurism.  Probable WIP.
Word Count: About 1200 or 3 quarters of a day of NaNoWriMo.
Dedicated to: drifterskip</lj> [drif-ter-skip] n. A person of unending encouragement and support.  Have yourself a fantastic Halloween, my dear!
Author’s Notes: All mistakes are mine, and the characters aren't.  Possibly part one of n.  Who else is thinking of doing NaFa(n)Fi(ction)WriMo?  Recommended listening: Billy Joel's And So It Goes.
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