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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Ridgeway, VA , USA
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    This year is a really dry year for us in South Central Virginia. After the Tulip Poplar bloomed in early May it quit raining all together. It probably hasn't rained an inch since then. We had a really good
    flow of nectar in early May but now since everything has dried up there is nothing much for the bees to do. The sourwood is starting to bloom which will provide the bees with something again to do. We really only have what you might call two major flows with poplar and sourwood with about 6 weeks inbetween them. My question is: What should I be doing between these 2 major flows
    with it so dry? The bees are going into stores for food. They surely are not drawing
    any comb. Should I be feeding? Or what?
    Thanks, Duane in VA.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona, United States
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    Duane:

    You wrote:
    My question is: What should I be doing between these 2 major flows
    with it so dry? The bees are going into stores for food. They surely are not drawing
    any comb. Should I be feeding? Or what?

    Reply:
    Nope!

    You are doing fine. The bees have stores and are using them and you are watching them for enjoyment right now.

    When the flow starts up again, stay tuned to what they are doing and just help as needed.

    Regards,

    Dee A. Lusby

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