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  1. #1
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    Default Bringing in march pollen

    Nothing big just a quick vid of the girls bringing in pollen, the middle hive has suffered a huge loss of population but the other two are doing great!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7cXtWTloI0
    Mike Forbes
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    Default Re: Bringing in march pollen

    I like that music, but I liked the techno better.
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    Default Re: Bringing in march pollen

    I'd be getting some entrance reducers on there pretty quick or the weak one may be singing the blues. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Bringing in march pollen

    "I'd be getting some entrance reducers on there pretty quick or the weak one may be singing the blues."

    I was thinking the same thing about 2 hours ago but didn't really want to comment,...because well,.. I'm not there . They had a description of robbing bees in an older ABC&XYZ [1947] that said robbing bees that are heavy with honey, crawl up the outside of the hive before taking off. It's a colorfull description [unable to copy]. There were quite a few doing that in the video I thought. Maybe its just early spring flights.

    Just keep an eye on them NasalSponge; maybe it's nothing. Does the entrance need to be wide open at this time of year?
    Last edited by Oldbee; 03-03-2010 at 07:13 PM.

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    Default Re: Bringing in march pollen

    I have never really used them. I intend to go into that hive in the next few days and get them down to one deep and the super, I will throw a reducer on then. I have been watching them for several days and have seen no obvious sign of robbing.
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    Re: Bringing in march pollen

    Good news today! I went into hive 2 which I suspected had a large die off and found it to be quite healthy looking with plenty of stores, brood and a large cluster. They did a great job of cleaning things up as I noticed a large pile of dead bees on the top bars of the bottom box last time I checked them and it was all cleaned off. The inspection was quick as the temps are in the 50s and it is overcast and windy. Like the other hives they are doing a LOT of comb chewing and I am not sure why.
    Mike Forbes
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