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Offline rawfind

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Training Flights
« on: March 18, 2012, 01:24:28 AM »
I was watching my girls today and i noticed that all hives seem to have their training flights happening around the same time (3pm)
Has anyone else ever noticed this? its almost if there was a certain time they have to do it.

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 03:08:27 AM »
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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 08:13:40 AM »

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:42:47 AM »
Happens at 4.15-4.25 each day here


 

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 03:07:24 PM »
Happens at 4.15-4.25 each day here


 
Unreal its as if they have a clock in there! yeswterday was the first time i ever checked the time, will check it again today, with the amount of bees out front they sure must have had a lot to train at once.

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 05:41:40 PM »
It sure is a fascinating thing to watch. It is around 3.30pm where we are.  :shock:

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 08:58:29 PM »
its pretty amazing, sometimes when i lose track of time, i realize dam its that time already.

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 07:49:39 AM »
I read its supposed to be the sign of a healthy hive, does that mean the more bees there are doing it the better the hive is?

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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 12:55:55 PM »
It is an indication of yow many bees hatched 3 weeks ago.
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Re: Training Flights
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 04:53:11 AM »
It is an indication of yow many bees hatched 3 weeks ago.
Jim
I just love it ! theres heaps of bees coming and going they even bank up at times when too many come back at once, and the trees are flowering their heads off.  :)