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  1. #1
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    Default Almost feels like a winter flow

    Dandelion, clover and more in middle end of Nov ehhh...

    I was deer hunting, noticed trees budding too.

    This weather is crazy, I guess the worst is coming.

    Bees are collecting massive pollen. I have the hives buttoned up however I almost feel like throwing a honey supper on with all the flowers blooming in my yard and all around. So tempting to open up the hives to see whats going on in there. So much activity going on outside I hope they are stockpiling ontop what they already had and I hope they are not getting honey bound.

    Just my thoughts. I am in Virginia.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Almost feels like a winter flow

    It is warm here we are about 3 weeks behind on our first killing frost. Better than last year wet and cold for 4 mons. According to the weather man it will all end,for us, this Sat and Sun.

  3. #3
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    dallas, tx, usa
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    Default Re: Almost feels like a winter flow

    The dandelions are out and its nice, but that all ends on Thursday here in Texas. Down to 27 degrees, and then eveything dies.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Almost feels like a winter flow

    Yeah, some of my holly trees just started to bloom. Bees are working lots of different things.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Almost feels like a winter flow

    Ya it was like 85 over here today, and then cold this weekend.

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  6. #6
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    Sep 2010
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    Stafford, Virginia
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    Default Re: Almost feels like a winter flow

    Chris, as warm as it was today I decided to go into the hives. I was shocked. Most frames were capped. I had been feeding 2:1 but that comes to a screeching halt as of now. My "welfare bees" are just going to have to make do with what they have now. Concerned there is no room for egg laying.

    I saw some with pollen in the basket, but not many. Been busy bush hogging another couple of acres to move hives in the spring and place new hives. Fielding phone calls 7-8 times a day now. Someone here said this was supposed to be the slow time. I think I was misled! ;--)

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