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  1. #1
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    Default What are bees doing in late november?

    It is late novemember here in WI. We have a warm spell at the moment were the temps are getting into the low 50s during the day. I noticed the bees are coming and going like it was the middle of the summer. What are they doing now since it is clear there is no pollen to gather.

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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    mugging other hives - Mike

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    Looking for pollen and nectar. Just because there isn't any, doesn't mean that they aren't looking for it.

    Oh, they're also taking trips to the outhouse.

    Tony P.
    There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    they also make cleansing flights.gathering a little water taking the dead out eating honey and replenishing the honey in the cluster. sealing cracks and guarding the entrance.warming in the sun as well.

  5. #5
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    Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    pp270, if you watch them coming and going for awhile you probably will see pollen coming in, my bees are bringing it and I don't see any flowers at all blooming within 3 miles of me, everything is brown. John

  6. #6
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    S Hadley, Massachusetts USA
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    Not much.

    House cleaning, cleansing flights, and clustering
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

  7. #7
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    Baytown, TX., USA.
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    Bringing in some pollen and flying well. If we could get some rain....
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

  8. #8
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    Oct 2012
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    Wisconsin rapids Wi USA
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    mine are bringing in pollen, I live on a deadend road a 1/8 mile from the highway, that has alot of homes. so I think that some flower gardens still maybe in bloom.My wife still has one little yellow flower.

  9. #9
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    Mt Juliet Tn USA
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    Default Re: What are bees doing in late november?

    Mid 60's for awhile now in middle Tennessee. Bees are still bringing in some pollen.Had a new brood hatch yesterday

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