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Offline Irwin

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Rain and bee's
« on: August 21, 2008, 09:30:26 AM »
This is my first year with bee's. My bee's are flying in the rain and some are dieing because they get turned up side down get stuck in the water. I have the hive on a slant so water won't run in but some still puddles on the landing. Is this normal?
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Re: Rain and bee's
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 10:35:25 AM »
Normal, if you're worried use sbbs and slant your entrances.


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Re: Rain and bee's
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 10:46:23 AM »
Thank's JP
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Re: Rain and bee's
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 11:02:52 AM »
Look carefully at their wings. They usually have "frayed" edges or "notches" on edge of wings. This is a sign they are older and it is the older ones who are usually dieing in a light rain. Young bees can handle the lite rains.
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Re: Rain and bee's
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 11:13:39 AM »
I will go out and take a look first I will have to put my eyeball's on.
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