Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lima, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    720

    Post

    It's been warm for the past couple days and the bees have been flying. Was near 60 yesterday and was in the 60's again today when the silver maple started blooming. The bees weren't bringing any pollen back yesterday but were bringing back lots of yellow pollen today and the trees in the yard were just humming. This has got to be one of the best sights and sounds of the coming spring.

    I did make it around to all my hives over the last to days to check on them and place pollen patties (I took a few pictures). Most were doing pretty well and were starting to raise fair amounts of brood.

    -Tim

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Clayton Indiana
    Posts
    348

    Post

    Good pics Tim. Your Carnolians look just like mine. They must be related? All mine were bringing in light yellow colored pollen today too.
    Todd Zeiner

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lima, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    720

    Post

    It's possible. The hive pictured was one of my breeder queens I brought back from Sue's II class last year.

    -Tim

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    lewisberry, Pa, usa
    Posts
    6,080

    Post

    One more day for the bees, and then back to winter..

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Inver Grove, MN
    Posts
    1,462

    Post

    This morning. Schools closed. Blizzard conditions. Ugly. I don't think I'll be doing any hive work for a while.
    Linux - World domination through world cooperation

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts
    767

    Post

    Hey tarheit,
    One picture with the bees covering the top of the frames has a nearly perfectly round "hole" in the mass of bees. Just curious -- what's that about?
    Triangle Bees

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    New Albany, Ohio
    Posts
    350

    Post

    Got in all my hives yesterday. Noticed the yellow pollen grains. Great sign! Hives are building up nicely. Looks like I'll be able to do enough splits to cover my winter losses.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina
    Posts
    1,443

    Post

    Bjorn, back to winter? We had 85 deg weather here and it looks like it will be warm until april 15th, the normal last frost date...

    (looking for the smilie that is sticking it's tongue out...)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, N.C.
    Posts
    5,080

    Post

    Good Morning, Fordguy

    [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]tongue.gif[/img]

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lima, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    720

    Post

    I noticed that 'hole' too when I pulled the picture up on the computer. I can't see any reason for it, there was nothing different on the top bars. It did have an old inner cover so it's possible some comb or propolis protruded in that area keeping the bees out. I'd have to check when I get home tonight if the warm weather holds out that long and it's not raining.

    -Tim

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Massillon, Ohio
    Posts
    3,381

    Post

    Tim,

    For the past 3 days I've enjoyed watching my bees bringing back loads of yellow pollen at a frantic pace. The maples have really opened up today I noticed. Getting a horrible case of spring fever!

    Good pics.... very nice site you have.
    To everything there is a season....

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Anderson,IN,USA
    Posts
    130

    Post

    Went through the hives Sunday and the girls were bringing in the lots of pale yellow pollen while I helped them clean house.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads