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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Where do I send my membership fees?
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Barry will take it
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    is it just me or are the most willing participants from the south where there is no such thing as winter. Just a little chilly at night. I actually like the cold, just dont like everything ascociated with cold, like not working with the girls..
    Chris Cree
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherA View Post
    If you are worried about the girls and want to check them, if you have screen bottom board like myself. Get a dental mirror and flash light and take a peep from under the board and see what the gals are doing. Mine are clustering fine right now. You could use a bigger mirrir if you wish however for myself I cant get the mirror thru the slats on my stand, so I have to use a smaller mirror.
    Thanks!! I'll have to give this a try

  5. #25
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    Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    34 today, 27 tonight, 92% humidity, 20 mph wind... its cold alright.... you know the old saying, "its not so much the heat as it is the humidity"??? Works for cold too... our 30s feel like teens... and it gets worse as the temp drops further.

    Hey....why didn't I feel like a teen when I hit thirty!?

    Our fall and spring have twenty to FORTY degree differences between night and day.... talk about flu weather!!! And summer is over 100 and even when it doesn't rain for two months the humidity is ALWAYS between 65 and 98%...

    We do not have an actual climate... one day its snow, the next its 85 and sunny, then right back to snow again... we just seem to sit in the exact spot where the tropical fronts and the northern cold fronts collide...

    Ahhh....home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant pumpkin peep View Post
    is it just me or are the most willing participants from the south where there is no such thing as winter. Just a little chilly at night. I actually like the cold, just dont like everything ascociated with cold, like not working with the girls..
    Wanna bet chris? It is in the 30s and 40s right now. I burn through 3 cords of wood a year. Oh that is with high humidity levels that make in drop more. In the afternoons it is 50-60s. I am the furthest south of em all. Hemichuck has a pic of his hives in snow.

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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Just thirteen days until solstice, things will get better no matter where you live.

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    personally, I like winter and changing seasons. it's a handy reminder that we shouldn't get too comfortable or cocky. any time it wants, this old world can pull the rug right out from under us and all we can do is deal with it.

    sit back and enjoy the ride.
    No, I am NOT a bee "Keeper". Anything I post is just my opinion. Take it easy and think for yourself.

  9. #29
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    sit back and enjoy the ride.
    that is what us retired guys do OH there goes another guy to work
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  10. #30
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Somewhere on a hard drive at home I have saved a screenshot from the National Weather Service website showing the temps at my old home town of Saranac Lake, NY as;

    -40 °F
    (-40 °C)

    It is the only temperature where the Celsius and Fahrenheit read the same. I keep it to remind me that the 20 below temps here in my part of Maine are rather mild.

    The 40 below temp was from a particularly chilly month in the Adirondacks where the thermometer didn't rise much above 0.

    Wayne in balmy Maine

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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    What you are going to find is that in the cluster it is 98 degrees and 2 inches away from the cluster it is just as cold as it is outside the hive. I hope, when you see this, that you don't try to heat the hive. Not a good idea.

    Mike Palmer loves winter. When else are you going to find enuf snow to ski on?

    You all may HATE Winter, but who is doing anything about it?
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    You all may HATE Winter, but who is doing anything about it?
    I think they are going to send the president and vp of the "I HATE Winter club" to a tropical location for the winter!!

  13. #33
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Come on now. I don't love it but it's nice to sleep under heavy blankets, there's no sweating, hunting is in full swing and you've got the holidays. Also, when would we assemble new equipment, make repairs and set up the plans for the next year?

    Yea, we can't work the bees but it's it may be the absence that make the heart grow fonder?
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    And some people think global warming is a bad thing


    mvh edward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingfisher Apiaries View Post
    Wanna bet chris? It is in the 30s and 40s right now. I burn through 3 cords of wood a year. Oh that is with high humidity levels that make in drop more. In the afternoons it is 50-60s. I am the furthest south of em all. Hemichuck has a pic of his hives in snow.

    MIke
    40 degrees...thats a heat wave. 30 degrees is perfect, especially with no wind.
    Chris Cree
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    I love winter. The bees are put to bed for the seaon. The farmer's markets are closed. Now it's time to build boxes, wire frames, re-read my yard notes and make plans for the next summer, re-think and re-invision my management.

    It's like a sabbatical! And I love heating the house with wood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Mike Palmer loves winter. When else are you going to find enuf snow to ski on?
    Truly. With my daughter on Mount Sutton in Quebec.

    http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/f...chhill/001.jpg

    But there are other reasons why I love winter. Heck, I work with my bees 70-80 hours a week for months on end. By the middle of November I'm completely wasted...I call it Zombie Mode. I need the time off to regroup, heal myself both physically and mentally, and start making plans for the coming year. Both I and the bees need the break.

    And another reason. I figure that winter is the "Great Selector" of quality stock. It may be hard to swallow when after a hard winter you have significant losses in your apiary. But, those left are better for it. The cream rises to the top. You find Tracheal resistant colonies. You find colonies that winter with no problems. You get rid of Small Hive Beetles. You gain back some weight.

    You get some sleep!

  18. #38
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    Thank God for global warming.
    10,000 or 15,0000 thousand years ago north america was covered with an ice sheet called a glacier.
    I will just enjoy the short winter we have.
    Jerry

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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    and some guys will wash their truck in this COLD weather
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    Default Re: Let's form the "I Hate Winter Club"

    Can't let a little cold stop ya even if it gives you a new shiny "ice" finish!
    Regards, Barry

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