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Offline philinacoma

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Dedication to duty
« on: September 05, 2010, 11:06:38 PM »
Talk about dedicated, I stood there in the rain this weekend watching the girls going out and returning from foraging. I don't know if that means that there is some internal hive imperatives going...maybe wanting more food for developing brood?

Any guesses?

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 11:24:47 PM »
I saw the same with my girls - i'm guessing that there is something around that they're on to and they're wanting to build up! so they will take every opportunity.

Was there much pollen coming back or was it just nectar?

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 11:55:27 PM »
It just means some beeks aren't smart enough to get in out of the rain.  :evil:  :jawdrop: :lau: :lau:
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 12:26:48 AM »
Hahhaha well there is that point!

Hey Iddee - some areas of our state had over 8 inches of rain in a 24hr period!

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010, 12:36:56 AM »
From another forum....

>>>>Hard to believe, but Nixa,Mo. less than 5 miles south of Springfield reported 15 inches of rain over last Tues.& Wed.<<<<

How about nearly that much 2 days in a row??
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 12:43:50 AM »
Ok, ok, yours is bigger than ours!  :)

Offline philinacoma

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 09:51:21 AM »
It just means some beeks aren't smart enough to get in out of the rain.  :evil:  :jawdrop: :lau: :lau:

What can I say, I'm a beekeeping tragic!  :-D

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 09:41:17 PM »
Not sure what it means. They're foraging in the rain up here too.  :)

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Re: Dedication to duty
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 11:28:45 PM »
Got a surprise myself. Went out in the rain on Saturday to check some drains and saw bees coming and going from the hives. Must not have wanted to waste the blackwood blossom here in Tassie.