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  1. #1
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    Default Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    Can't believe how nice it's supposed to get. Highs around 60 both days.
    Gonna pop the tops and check how things are going.
    I miss seeing their daily comings and goings like in warm weather.

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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    I am oxalic vaporizing tomorrow.

    Any reason why you are taking a peek? Bees get pretty nasty this time of year. I took 6 stings to the hand a couple weeks ago while removing a hive top feeder.
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    It's all part of the learning experience for me as to what things look like during different seasons.
    I won't be digging into the supers like a warm weather inspection and am expecting them to be defensive.
    Were you wearing gloves?

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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    No gloves. I usually dont.

    A good thing to do is to lift the back of the hive and estimate weight. Tomorrow I will pry the inner cover to break the propolis seal. Another trick to improve winter ventilation. The propolis is very hard this time of year and wont seal back up.
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees


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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    I was watching the weather and saw that Tuesday does look pretty great around these parts. I will have to check all my hives too. I'll do my final dry sugar feeding if they need it, and wrap them in tarpaper on Tues.

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    Default Re: Hi Temps on Mon & Tue, time to check the bees

    seeing if they need food as its a temporary warm spell.

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