Man my bees are moving this morning...by 7am, there appeared to be an exchange rate of approx 300 bees per minute!
So that brings me to questions for you experienced guys.....
I know that the exchange rate is largely a function of colony size...I wonder how many bees I have in that hive?
Is the exchange rate also dependent on the flow?? Do you think they are currently on a real pig out mission??
(I checked my honey supers last week...and was actually thinking the flow was light?)
Will I see a reduction in the exchange rate during a real dearth of resources??
If the bees are traveling some distance from the hive to forage....is there a general of average time for each of their missions??
Does it take longer for them to collect pollen or nectar??
I love this board....thanks. :-D
You best look to see if you have any room in there,if not add a super. You can have 60 to 80 thousand bees in a hive. A strong hive will have a bee coming and going each second.That's 120. You need two lg.bodies and a super,maybe two supers or three if two are full.
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