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    Default Pulling supers

    Hi Everyone,

    Came across the Bee Source and sounds like lots of good tips and info.
    When my hubby and I started keeping bees 2 years ago, we heard if you talk to 50 beekeepers, you'll get 50 different answers.

    But, my question is. Because of crazy circumstances, I didn't get my supers off til beginning of November in an indian summer moment here in Western PA.
    Well, I had to warm them for a few days and put them back on the hives to be cleaned by our "girls".

    Couple of days later it took a turn with cold, snowy weather. I don't want to leave the supers on, but I fear taking them off in this cold weather 32 degrees during the day.

    I usually haven't gone into the hives (in the spring) until temps are at least 60 degrees. What are anyone's thoughts?

    Frannie:

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    1frannie

    Welcome to beesource I moved your post to the forum, you will get more answers here
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    32, no. 45 or above, and sunny, pull'em. Bees cluster at 45 or below. It's not good to disturb them then.

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    The bees may have moved up in the suppers-you may need to what till the temps are up a little more to move them down and close them up.

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