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  1. #1
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    Default Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    I am not a winter person at all... With that being said I always get a little sad when it starts to get cold... (Even if it is only "East Tennessee" cold)... But this year being my first year with honey bees it's hitting me even harder cause I know I won't get to visit my little friends as much or any until it starts warming back up..

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Ok, here is my take on winter. Summer lingers through october. Then you have the harvest season from like halloween to thanksgiving, which, lets face it, is the best weather and easy breathing. After that, the weather gets a lil snotty, but who really notices with the hustle and bustle of all the holidays and new years. Ok, january and february... yea those two suck. Boring and depressing. Before ya know it march is here and so is anticipation of spring. Start cleaning and restringing reels and before ya know it...FISH ON! And of course bees. That is how I get through winter. Realizing that anticipation of winter is the worst part. Hope that helps!

    Todd

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    I see your point... And yeah... It does fly by with the holidays... Jan and feb are the ones that will stretch out some... I have just noticed myself dreading winter more so than usual now that I have started up this hive... Lol... The next few months or so will give me ample time to get prepared for all the planting (ones that bees like) I plan on next spring and plus I'll have plenty of time to build a couple more tbh's!! Lol

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Not at all. Best time of year, duck, deer, turkey season. Jan-feb do suck, but spring is so close im busy getting ready.

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Well, I already miss the full time activity of my hive because since Spring there has Always been something for me to be observing. I was usually out there looking and listening more than once a day. Mine are still flying sunny days but they have been reduced for a month already and I can't help but feel those blues and wonder as a first year beek if they'll make it. I can still see mine through the window on the front third of the combs but I guess they'll really cluster deeper later on. I think us first-years are the most sentimental! I'm looking forward to all the holiday festivities and time for my art and reading in the dead of winter too,but ,yes, I'm gonna miss my new "kids" often!!! HB

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Mine are still flying most days so I'm not missing it yet but I'm sure the cold weather will be here soon. I have a new hive to build so the winter will likely fly by way too fast. Especially since I have to finish my kitchen remodel before I can start the hive.

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Have you considered spending 1/2 the year in Australia, South America...

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    The beekeeper in me hates to see winter coming, but the hunter part of me gets all excited when the weather gets colder. Also, another good thing about winter, you get a welcome break from ticks and chiggers.

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    Go North and ride a snow mobile,it'll take the edge off...........

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

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    Default Re: Is anyone else a little "blue" that old man winter is a knocking?

    @max2: UPS would probably frown on me skipping out during the winter around here... Esp since that's when we really have to hustle... But if I were rich I'd diff give it a try!! Lol...

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