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Author Topic: Spring flow slows down fast  (Read 529 times)
BrentX
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« on: June 05, 2012, 09:01:44 PM »

10 days ago the hives were drawing and filling a super per week.  The super count was about 25 % ahead of last year at this time. The brood nest was three plus boxes deep. 

Supers put on a week ago are still being drawn but at a much slower pace.  The brood nest is being back filled with nectar, as the queens have slowed by about half.  It is like a switch was turned.  This bee behavior matches the local blooming.  Lots of flowers appeared a month early, and are now spent. 

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sterling
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 10:23:28 AM »

That's is a good description of my area of middle TN.
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rober
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 12:06:51 PM »

same in the st louis area. we appear to be going into a drought. the lack of rain slowed everything down.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 11:24:08 PM »

Welcome to farming.
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Vance G
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 09:55:45 PM »

We are still cold up here and have had a lot of rain.  Bees are not quite making a living waiting for the main flow which is a few weeks off at least.  I am actually having to feed splits.   My Carnies who I love for wintering so well have really backed off broodrearing.  I guess I needed to keep feeding and think I will give the ones not supered a taste. 
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