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Offline 4Paws

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Pre-storm behavior
« on: June 10, 2009, 05:00:53 PM »
First off  - I am quite new to beekeeping as a hobby.
Yesterday afternoon after work I was out back just watching the beehives from a distance for the fun of it. There was quite a summer thunder shower coming up with lightning and thunder getting too close for comfort, there was a lot of activity around the hives and I thought it was just everyone hurrying back before the storm hit, but I noticed a mass of bees, maybe 60 - 80, on the outside of the hive. First time I've noticed anything like this, any ideas?

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Re: Pre-storm behavior
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 05:26:52 PM »
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,22881.0.html

we were talking earlier about weather-swam connection.

was it hot on that day?
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Re: Pre-storm behavior
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 11:45:11 AM »
Yes, quite warm and humid. Temp in low 90's with humidity close to saturation point.
After more reading on this forum I'm wondering if I saw a "bearding"?

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Re: Pre-storm behavior
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 11:51:41 AM »
that would be my guess.
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Re: Pre-storm behavior
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 12:25:54 PM »
I captured my first swarm today. Yesterday was 72 degrees and 74% humidity. It arrived at the persons house around 4pm that afternoon. Today we have thunderstorms coming in as well as tomorrow. Humidity right now is 87%.

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