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  1. #1
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    Default It's cold out there!

    This morning its 9 degrees below zero with an expected high of 3 below, and tonight is supposed to be colder! Hope the girls aren't to cold! and have stores to get them through!
    The hives are wrapped with tarpaper.

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    Default A little chilly here too...........

    It's 0730 and about -21F just north of the concrete jungle of Mpls,Mn. Should drop a little more just before the sun comes over the trees.

    The girls amaze me to live thru this crap, but they do. Enough to eat and enough air movement and in a couple of months............. Brown Snow!!

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    And I thought it was cold here!!!!! I'm in the banana belt.

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    come on, you guys up north need to give us some simpathy out here on the plains. This morning at 8:00am it was a cold bone chilling 11 degrees
    Last edited by riverrat; 01-19-2008 at 07:55 AM.

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    22 degrees and sunny in Texas this morning.

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    It's been getting down to freezing and below during the night, but then warms back up to the 50s in the day. That is cold, though!
    Beaches' Bee-Haven Apiary http://beachesbeehaven.com
    Aiken Beekeepers Association http://aikenbeekeepers.org

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    More cold coming in this weekend. One hive is down for the count. The other had lots of brown and yellow splotches all over it a week or so ago when we had a warm blast so I'm hoping that one will be OK!
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Smile Southern California

    IT IS COLD OVER THERE!
    I am asked repeatedly about how the bees stay warm when it is cold. It is really a phenonmen. Not onley the honey bee ,but the other life forms too.

    47 DEGREES f. AT 6:50
    I plan putting on more Mann Lake 15% Bee-Pro patties & BevSweet today when it warms up to 65 as we have a forecasted 70 today
    The arroyo willows are in bloom and the bees are returning to the hive with beauitiful 2008 pollen! It's a pleasant sight to see. My Russian breeder queens are A ok and so are her daughters.

    Ernie

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    They're calling for cold here as well. I actually wouldn't mind a bit of snow piled up around the hives to keep the wind off... So far only a few inches.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    Default Cold

    That's A.M.
    Ernie

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    Default Beache---

    You have a very nice web site!
    Ernie

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    You guys make me coooold!
    Supposed to be single digits high here tomorrow, am going to fill the hounds dog box with straw today to make sure he is comfortable. This will be our first and hopefully last cold blast of winter.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

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    Default cold

    8 degrees here with -7 windchill. I have lost 1 hive due to starvation , got a big split and 1 hive left. My bottom boards are open, but the hives are wrapped with tarpaper, stores looked adequate last time I checked.

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    I can only hope stores are adequete. I havent had a hive open since the middle of Nov. and its way to cold to open em up just to see. The girls took an awful lot of 2:1 thru the fall. I guess well see if I have any brown spots when the deep freeze gets done!

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    47 F here this morning, and raining. I am hearing of snow in Alabama, and Georgia today and tomorrow.

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    Default central Alabama with SNOW

    Yes we can not get rain in summer but wow are we getting the snow today.Temps around 30 and expecting 3-6 inches today.
    Boy what strange weather we have..
    If you build it they will comb it.<br />Tim Rolan

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    Temp dipped to -36 C last night, with winds bringing us a wind shield of -45degreesC!
    Temp not going to let up in the near future.
    Darn hard to get things done at that temp!
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
    www.stepplerfarms.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEES4U View Post
    IT IS COLD OVER THERE!
    I am asked repeatedly about how the bees stay warm when it is cold.
    People ask me the same thing... "how do bees the battle the cold?" I try to reference them to beeks like Ian, he's where its cold. Here in SC we hardly ever gets below 27F. I'm thankful it never gets down into the single digits!

    Quote Originally Posted by BEES4U View Post
    You have a very nice web site!
    Ernie
    Thanks Ernie! I need to create a feedback page...

    -Nathanael
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    Not too bad last night. It was still above zero. 2 above zero. -14 is not at all unusual in January here. Occasionally it gets much more.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Cold here as well, right around zero overnight, colder tonight though. Me an the oldest boy went out an cut wood today, that's how we keep warm. Gonna go out again tomorrow an monday too, woodpile got awlful low the last few months.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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