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K-R-Farms
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« on: June 17, 2008, 03:52:55 PM »

So that's the question some folks ask.

but, how do you tell if there is a nectar flow?
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 02:36:30 PM »

You can see the honey gauge on the side of the hive increase rapidly. grin

Much of it comes from knowing what is blooming when. 
Then you can watch the weather, lot of rain + good weather = good flow, months of hot dry weather = no flow, weeks of cool rainy weather = no flow.

Finally, watching the bees...if you see lots of new white wax in the hive, they are filling up supers and frames rapidly, those are two good signs.
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