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« on: August 12, 2007, 09:31:09 PM »

Well it's been hot and dry here in Missouri so I started feeding the girls again.  They've been taking a quart a day of 1:1.  I figure it's plenty dry that they can easily evaporate it down the the proper moisture level.  I was just curious how hot is too hot for bees; because I noticed a small piece of comb that I had cut out month ago and jusst tossed on the ground about 10 feet in front of the hive; since it had nothing in it.  Today while I was filling the jars with sugar water it was melting in the sun.  That would imply that in direct sun it's about 130° F.  The air temprature is only about 100-101 though.  Would it be a good idea to give the girls some shade?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 09:47:21 PM »

If the hive is in more than 115 degrees I would move them in partial shade.

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 10:09:54 PM »

I live about 100 miles south of you. Haven't had rain here in about a month or so and the temp was 104 today been in the hundred's last week and no change predicted for next week. Bought 2 25lb bags of sugar from Walmart today. Guess we're in the same boat Cry
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