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Offline BjornBee

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Ok...goodbye winter!
« on: December 21, 2010, 03:29:30 PM »
With the passing of the winter solstice yesterday, I welcome the lengthening days once again. May the days become bright, the global warming be great, and my hive get a break from this three week period of freezing temps. They need a break!  8-)

All kidding aside.....this extended cold period has to end at some point.  ;)
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 04:11:04 PM »
I think there's three more days before the days start getting longer, today being the shortest. 

On a high note we hit 26F today, cloudy (that's why we missed the lunar eclipse last night), but the warmest day we've had in 2 weeks or more, seems like it anyway<<<<C'mon Spring, but not to fast.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 04:26:55 PM »
With the passing of the winter solstice yesterday, I welcome the lengthening days once again. May the days become bright, the global warming be great, and my hive get a break from this three week period of freezing temps. They need a break!  8-)

All kidding aside.....this extended cold period has to end at some point.  ;)

Hey...we agree lol.

Winter is not my fun time. Go to work when its dark and get home when its getting dark. Too depressing.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 04:47:14 PM »
So are we taking bets on what Phil the groundhog will say on Feb 2 this year?

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 04:50:25 PM »
So are we taking bets on what Phil the groundhog will say on Feb 2 this year?

Scott

Yup, I bet I know what will be for dinner if he predicts a prolonged winter  :-D

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 06:57:41 PM »
Scott do you have winter by the looks of it you don't :-D

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 07:09:58 PM »
With the passing of the winter solstice yesterday, I welcome the lengthening days once again.
I appreciate your sentiment, but the sad fact is that the solstice marks the beginning of winter, not the end.  Winter officially ends March 21st and that seems like a long time from now.   :roll:  On the more positive side, we should get up to 52 degrees tomorrow so I will be out staining hives in the sunshine.  This will be our one moment above 50 over what looks to be at least a 3 week period.
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 07:14:10 PM »
It is winter until I get to wear shorts out to work again.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 07:22:08 PM »
It is winter until I get to wear shorts out to work again.
We had no idea you wielded such power!  Get those shorts on and get outside!  What are you waiting for?  Whoa, I'd better get the lawn mower tuned up.
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 07:24:48 PM »
 :-D

When it starts to warm up a little...............(and the crappie move into the shallows).

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 08:37:00 PM »
Aww come on Bjorn, winter is just getting started we will have a few winter storms to deal with before everything is said and done.  Get those shovels and snow blowers ready.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 08:44:32 PM »
looking forward to the lengthening  of days.  i can take the rain, snow, ice, wind...but i need some light! 
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 08:59:10 PM »
Heck, our winters don't really get going good until mid January early February!  :-D


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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 09:12:01 PM »
:-D
(and the crappie move into the shallows).
Like a Robert Frost poem, Georgia style.  I like it.  :-D
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 09:13:09 PM »
Same here Jp, but this winter (ok, not official winter so fall) has been a rough one already. Normally the bees can find at least a little bit to forage until late Jan but we've had 3 "killer" freezes already and everything is brown...even the spanish needle.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 10:06:38 PM »
Aww come on Bjorn, winter is just getting started we will have a few winter storms to deal with before everything is said and done.  Get those shovels and snow blowers ready.

Where you writing this from? Seattle? San Fran?

Yeah right, like your braving the cold........ :-D
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 10:16:40 PM »
Oops, he is from PA, like you :-D

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 11:37:41 PM »
Oops, he is from PA, like you :-D

If he's actually IN Pennsylvania, I'm a Monkey's uncle.  :-D
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 11:59:40 PM »

Where you writing this from? Seattle? San Fran?

Yeah right, like your braving the cold........ :-D

Nah, I'm at home until after the first of the year.   :-D

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 12:56:07 AM »
Good one annette!
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010, 02:08:13 AM »
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Winter just arrived and it is not going anywhere. After 3.5  months snow is away again.
We have here 40 cm snow and -10C -  -20C.
Day lenght is 6 hours at 60 latitude.

The coldest month is February.
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 06:31:51 AM »
Our winter can (and has) last into May....quit all the whining. :-D 

If I was in GA now I'd have those shorts on.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 12:14:24 PM »
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In Jakutsk ,Capital city of Siberia, temp is now -48C.
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 12:18:27 PM »
whining ? is that the sound the wind makes as it blows the snow around into deep drifts ?

-22c yesterday  :-\

Depth of snow ? up to my belt when i had to shuffle through 300meters of snow to get to 10 hives and shovel away the snow so they have a chance to survive to spring !  ;)

Have to find my snow shoes so i can take a walk into the forest so I can check on the rest of my hives , good way to burn of some Xmas turkey MMmmmmm turkey  :-D

Collected one metric ton of creamed honey yesterday , filtered and bottled ready to sell to my neighbors to the new year.

Bottled summer flowers ready to bee opened in the cold winter night.

Merry Christmas to all ,  hope Santa leaves more than a lump of coal in your stockings :-D

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2010, 01:45:42 PM »
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In Jakutsk ,Capital city of Siberia, temp is now -48C.

I'll bet someone's keeping bees there.

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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 01:55:05 PM »
Come to think of it, minus 48C aint that cold, what is it, 4 below zero F? right? :? 

Sure wish we;d catch up with the rest of the world and obsorb the metric system.

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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2010, 02:11:01 PM »
Come to think of it, minus 48C aint that cold, what is it, 4 below zero F? right? :? 

Sure wish we;d catch up with the rest of the world and obsorb the metric system.

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It would be -54 Fahrenheit
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2010, 04:54:02 PM »
Hey, thanks :oops: I've got a chart around here somewhe..............
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 06:46:31 PM »
PA winters have always been my only complaint about the commonwealth.  Not much that can be done about that but move but I'd rather not.  Not now anyways.
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2010, 07:27:56 PM »
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In Jakutsk ,Capital city of Siberia, temp is now -48C.

I'll bet someone's keeping bees there.
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I think it may bee Frozen Bee Keeping at Neg 48C
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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2010, 02:37:40 AM »


I'll bet someone's keeping bees there.

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I found an article . How many Gigas is the frame :)


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« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2010, 02:52:24 AM »
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Siberia frame size 45cm x 31 cm


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Re: Ok...goodbye winter!
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2010, 08:53:40 AM »
Just look at how thick the wood is with the Siberia hive.   Nobody needs to complain about heavy boxes around here.

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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2011, 01:23:27 PM »
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Siberia Yakutsk forecast -52C.


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