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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
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GardenGoober
Apr 12, 2018 5:08 PM CST
I searched and could not find an answer to this, so my question is...
If I delete a badge that you already have, will I be able to replace it or will I lose it? For example, if you are a beekeeper, and your bees pack up and leave you with empty hives, and you no longer want to deal with them, can you change your acorn to a different one? =D Thanks!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 12, 2018 5:32 PM CST
I'm not sure but I think if we were to delete one of our badges, we'd have to re-purchase it. I've sent you ten acorns so you can buy yourself a couple more badges if you like. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 12, 2018 6:28 PM CST
plantladylin said:I think if we were to delete one of our badges, we'd have to re-purchase it.


I agree. That's what happened to me a long time ago.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 12, 2018 7:13 PM CST
Your bees LEFT? Weird. I would keep the bee badge just because he's cute and (I assume) you are bee shopping.
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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Apr 13, 2018 8:59 PM CST
plantladylin said:I'm not sure but I think if we were to delete one of our badges, we'd have to re-purchase it. I've sent you ten acorns so you can buy yourself a couple more badges if you like. Smiling


Awwwwwwww!!! That is so SWEET of you!!! Thank you!! Hurray!
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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Apr 13, 2018 9:06 PM CST
DaisyI said:Your bees LEFT? Weird. I would keep the bee badge just because he's cute and (I assume) you are bee shopping.


Eh. The hives are still out there if they want to come back. Ungrateful lil buzzers!!! Whistling
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2018 6:18 AM CST
Tori, you are very welcome!

So sad that your bees have absconded the hive; did it happen over the winter or just recently? If the Queen left as well as all other bees, they've probably found another place to live. Do you know if anyone in the area might have used insecticides that could have caused them to abandon the hive?

A couple of articles, regarding the issue of bees absconding:
https://honeybeesuite.com/absc...
https://www.theguardian.com/en...
https://www.keepingbackyardbee...
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Name: Tori
Dallas, GA (Zone 7b)
Region: Georgia Bee Lover Beekeeper Organic Gardener Roses
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GardenGoober
Apr 15, 2018 8:22 PM CST
plantladylin said:Tori, you are very welcome!

So sad that your bees have absconded the hive; did it happen over the winter or just recently? If the Queen left as well as all other bees, they've probably found another place to live. Do you know if anyone in the area might have used insecticides that could have caused them to abandon the hive?

A couple of articles, regarding the issue of bees absconding:
https://honeybeesuite.com/absc...
https://www.theguardian.com/en...
https://www.keepingbackyardbee...


Some friends helped me collect honey in mid-September and I think the queen got killed in the process. I don't believe they died because they absconded with all the honey that was still left - a deep box full!! Plus there were only a few dead bees left in the hive, like less than 10. This was about a month later. My neighbor down the road has about 8 or 9 hives so they can come and pollinate my plants and trees. I only got the bees because I felt like I had no pollinators. Ha! I've since learned that wasps pollinate as well and we have no shortage of them! Glare

It was a valuable learning experience but since hubby has zero interest in beekeeping, and the bees didn't care too much for him either (lol), it was too challenging to inspect the hives by myself or get anything done ... like the ground leveled underneath the hives, a secure hive stand build and put up. Hubby built a hive stand but it laid in the grass near the hive that was sitting on concrete blocks. He wouldn't go anywhere near the hives. I could walk right up to the hives in shorts and a tank top with no problems, but they would go looking for hubby and sting him!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!! I hated to disturb my friends for help as they have their hands full already with their own menagerie. Plus, we've since added an RV to our "hobbies" and haven't been spending as much time at home these days, so I guess it all worked out. ;-) I have several gallons of honey in my cabinet so it's all good. Most expensive honey I ever acquired. Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!

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