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Offline K-R-Farms

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Is there a "flow"?
« on: June 17, 2008, 04:52:55 PM »
So that's the question some folks ask.

but, how do you tell if there is a nectar flow?
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Re: Is there a "flow"?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 03:36:30 PM »
You can see the honey gauge on the side of the hive increase rapidly. :-D

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.