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Beekeeping it’s the bee’s knees

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Jtcmedic, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Feb 23, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    Very not much. Maybe a foot. Almost every storm this winter has followed the same pattern; all the way up the East Coast and then out to see before it hits the ME/NH border. We've had a couple that have dropped 6-8 inches, but they've usually been followed by rain or sleet that packs everything down.

    Between storms it's been cold as a Minnesota dairy cow's teet, but it's warmed up almost every time it's snowed this year and we end up with a mix.
     
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  2. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:53 PM
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    Strange! I'm in jerz and the snow is as tall as the double box hive + cinder blocks and it's been too cold for them to fly so i was like how the hell are you seeing bees right now :eek:o_O
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:39 PM
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    @Noelie84 ,@not_nick
    Feel bad for you guys hope the snow melts soon for ya B00F033A-9139-4A37-B890-9A367313406C.jpgmoved some hives last night had to change there orientation
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2021 at 4:53 AM
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    Yeah, the company I work for has warehouses in Jersey and they've been closed at least 1 day a week due to snow for the past month. And almost all of the storms that have dumped on them have given us small accumulations or just gone straight out to sea. The biggest storm we've had all winter dropped like 10 inches, but a couple of weeks later (Christmas day) we got 2 inches of rain and 50 degree weather.

    Shrug. I'd have preferred more snow this winter, to be honest. Very cold, warming up for rain/ice and then back to very cold is harder to deal with than just getting a lot of snow.


    But, at this point I'm looking forward to sap season and spring.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    Rutt ro Raggy 3059EE31-D0B1-4DA0-9787-5E2E91555CE6.jpghad to make neither split, this was a production hive that is starting to boom , have added 10 hives in 2 weeks.
     
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  6. Feb 24, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    No worries, it's pa
    Very much agree, snow beats cold rain anytime. Even for the bees at least it keeps the wind above the hives, a little warmth in, and easier CO2 management for bees; only thing it's got me worried about is starvation now they've been cooped up a while. A few flying today so that's hopeful
     
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  7. Feb 24, 2021 at 5:10 PM
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    You could add dry sugar to the top on a piece of paper. Mountain camp feeding
     
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