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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Easton, Kansas, USA
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    Default When to do hive inspections

    What is the best time of day to do a hive inspection? What about weather conditions? I just don't want to stir the little girls up any more than necessary.

  2. #2
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    OKC, OK USA
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    Default Re: When to do hive inspections

    Ideal....early afternoon, warm sunny day, and a flow on.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005
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    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: When to do hive inspections

    If you have to choose, mid day on good flying weather. You want to be in the hive when the field force isn't.

  4. #4
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    Phoenixville, PA
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    Default Re: When to do hive inspections

    Because my girls are touchy, I prefer to address them late on a warm day. That gives them all night to settle. Yesterday I caught them perfect, just before sunset. Thunder storms came two hours later, it rained all day today and I'm sure when the sun comes out Wednesday, they will have forgotten.

    I asked an old codger "when is the best time to fish?" After a thoughtful pause he replied "When you can." And, that's the way I keep my bees.

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