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  1. #1
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    Default Active bees

    Hi
    I live in New Paltz NY and my bees seemed very busy today(54F). I have a couple of questions tho.

    1. They looked like they are bringing in Pollen is that possible in early April, I do have a few spring flowers in the garden and did see some bees on those.
    2. I saw some white bees(almost fully formed) I guess that didnt make it?
    3. should I had a super? or is it too early we still have some cold nights
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Active bees

    1. They looked like they are bringing in Pollen is that possible in early April, I do have a few spring flowers in the garden and did see some bees on those.

    Yes. Elm, skunk-cabbage, ornamentals - there is plenty of pollen available.

    2. I saw some white bees(almost fully formed) I guess that didnt make it?

    Sounds like a reasonable guess.

    3. should I had a super? or is it too early we still have some cold nights

    I'm North of you, (near Albany) but it feels early to me. I'm waiting for dandelions.

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    Default Re: Active bees

    Thanks Patrick

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    Default Re: Active bees

    I'm a little north of you too- my bees are finding some tannish pollen from somewhere. Nothing much blooming here but crocuses still. But something must be blooming!
    I too think it's too early and too cold to worry about supers yet. Still down in the 30's at night, even the occasional 20's. In a couple more weeks things will start happening fast! I plan to get my hive boxes painted between now and then.
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: Active bees

    Quote Originally Posted by Omie View Post
    Nothing much blooming here but crocuses still. But something must be blooming!
    Usually by the time you see crocuses, the elms, maples and willows have producing pollen for several weeks.

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