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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
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    Winchester, Wyoming
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    Default It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    My first year of bee keeping and mother nature is testing me and my girls. I sure hope they've had their "woolies" on as we've had the longest streak of cold days, most below 0 F in 12+ years. I think that we've only had one or two days in the last month with the lows above 0 F. If we survive this, I'll feel pretty good about their ability to survive some rather hostile weather and my luck by not losing my first and to date "only" hive!! I'm not going to mess with them until things get a lot better, then I'll check and see how they've done. I guess I'll just try and be patient for about 2 1/2 or 3 months! memtb

  2. #2
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    Apr 2011
    Location
    Palermo, Maine, USA
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    Default Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    Good luck with your bees! I worry more about wind, moisture, and adequate supply of honey than I do about low temps. (Although, we have not had the long cold spell that you described!) Did you wrap them or insulate them in any way? Do they have any ventilation to get rid of moisture? If you had a good population of healthy bees going into winter, you should have a shot at having bees in the spring.
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  3. #3
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    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    Good luck to you and the girls.

  4. #4
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    May 2012
    Location
    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    All the best. We are forcasted to have 5 below 0 tonight, and we have had as low as 15 below so far this winter.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2011
    Location
    Belgrade, MT
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    Default Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    Going to -15 tonight. Have not seen the girls since the first of November. Longest cold streak in a long time.
    Peter W., Belgrade, MT, Elv. 4420 Zone 4a
    Sheepshank Honey, 4 yrs & 27 hives

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Pinedale, WY
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    Default Re: It's been pretty cold!!!!!

    Been cold up this way too. Got a lot of snow and a bit of a blizzard like I haven't seen in a while. It will get real cold now as the clouds clear off.

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