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Offline RangerBrad

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When to super in Arkansas??
« on: March 27, 2010, 10:06:24 PM »
Generally speaking, when is the time of year to start putting supers on my hives? I live 20 miles east of Fort Smith Arkansas and this will be my first year to super the hives as I just installed my first hives last year. Thank's, Brad
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Re: When to super in Arkansas??
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 10:48:10 PM »
I'm thinking late march early april but I'm new also. Here is an informative link I found and it might be helpful.

http://www.aragriculture.org/insects/bees/beekeepers_calendar.htm

Offline indypartridge

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Re: When to super in Arkansas??
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 07:43:32 AM »
I put supers on when the dandelions begin to bloom.

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Re: When to super in Arkansas??
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 10:57:07 AM »
Here in Mtn. View I super with drawn comb when the Redbud trees start to bloom, about this time of the year.  If I have no drawn comb and have to use foundation I wait until the bees start to put fresh new wax on the combs in the brood nest.  This is usually about the first week in May.  It all depends on the weather, so it differs from year to year.

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Re: When to super in Arkansas??
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 02:09:45 PM »
How long does the flow last in Arkansas and do we get a fall flow and when is it if we do? Thanks