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Question: How many colonies (full or nucs) have you lost this winter ?  (Voting closed: June 05, 2010, 09:11:57 AM)
0 - 36 (35%)
1 - 22 (21.4%)
2 - 17 (16.5%)
3 - 7 (6.8%)
4 - 6 (5.8%)
5 - 3 (2.9%)
6+ - 7 (6.8%)
10+ - 3 (2.9%)
20+ - 2 (1.9%)
50+ - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 101


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Author Topic: Winter Losses 2009/2010 Poll  (Read 3643 times)
BenC
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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2010, 07:25:22 PM »

Lost 24 of 24  shocked  Needless to say I'll be setting up plenty of swarm traps in the next week or two.  What I think happened... Nearly all colonies did late supercedures last fall and didn't build up like they should have.  When I looked in on them in Feb, the ones that had already perished were very small clusters.  The ones that made it through until last week were also small clusters, then a nearby commercial beek got 2 truckloads of bees back from the almonds.  Two days of 65F+ temps, me off at work, nothing blooming yet, and my weak colonies less than 1/4 mile from a lot full of hives busting at the seams and my colonies were quickly finished off.
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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2010, 12:41:46 PM »

Oh Man, I am so sorry to hear that. Best of luck building back up again.
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« Reply #42 on: March 23, 2010, 01:53:27 PM »

What the heck are all you people talking about!  It is STILL winter here!  We had 4 inches of snow yesterday and last year it snowed on JUNE 6!

  YUK! Now I know why I live in Florida!  grin

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« Reply #43 on: March 23, 2010, 02:55:24 PM »

Lost 24 of 24  shocked  Needless to say I'll be setting up plenty of swarm traps in the next week or two.  What I think happened... Nearly all colonies did late supercedures last fall and didn't build up like they should have.  When I looked in on them in Feb, the ones that had already perished were very small clusters. 

Seriously sucky news Ben and since I barely live 45 min from you that is bothering.  I work in Frederick and live just PA side of Emmitsburg.  If you need a hand with anything (purely labor related)  Just let me know I am starving for experience since I am a first year.  Good luck with the build up.

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