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  1. #1
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    Default Mid February hive check photos

    the 60 degree temps last week provided welcome, but short lasting, relief to winter for both the bees and us










  2. #2
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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    I love seeing pictures of happy, healthy bees! Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Great photos!
    If you don't mind answering.
    1. How much stores in top deep starting winter? and how much now?
    2. Whats in bottom deep now?
    Poppy's Bees, Queens, and Honey
    Mammoth Cave, KY

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Both top and bottom deeps were pretty full going in to winter. I didn't take any racks out to look the day we added patties and took the photos, but both still have pretty good heft to them. I am feeding the winter patties each time it warms up as insurance. Both hives were flying well during that warm stretch we had last week

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Thanks, I always take note when and how people in KY winter their bees.
    Poppy's Bees, Queens, and Honey
    Mammoth Cave, KY

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Nice pics Pen. Looking good!

    In 2 weeks we should be in the clear, hoping for no late cold spells like last year.

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Looks like they wintered well.

    ww.poorvalleybeefarm.com

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    nic pics! what kind of camera are you using?
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    is that Dadant winter patties? my bees love them

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Wonderful Photography. The bees are looking good. They look like my hives did about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Most if my hives now have over 5 frames of brood and building. It starts to happen fast now. If your weather remains good you will be doing inspections in a couple of weeks. As for us, we have not had any real cold to speak of since the first of the year. We are setting new record highs for temperature every day. Now that we are in March the temperatures we are seeing are starting to close the gap with what is average. I saw some sort of tree in full bloom the other day. Not sure what type of tree it was but that does not usually happen around here until mid April or even May here. Same story as last year. everyone else is getting frozen and we set here with a bonus spring.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Great pictures. Love to see healthy happy bees.

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    Quote Originally Posted by squarepeg View Post
    nic pics! what kind of camera are you using?
    Wife took those, she shoots Canon T3i and 60D with various Canon and Tamron lenses. Beyond that and I don't have a clue

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    is that Dadant winter patties? my bees love them
    Yep, the bees do seem to love them. I tried one, brown sugar with a hint of citrus. Not bad at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Y View Post
    Wonderful Photography. The bees are looking good. They look like my hives did about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Most if my hives now have over 5 frames of brood and building. It starts to happen fast now. If your weather remains good you will be doing inspections in a couple of weeks. As for us, we have not had any real cold to speak of since the first of the year. We are setting new record highs for temperature every day. Now that we are in March the temperatures we are seeing are starting to close the gap with what is average. I saw some sort of tree in full bloom the other day. Not sure what type of tree it was but that does not usually happen around here until mid April or even May here. Same story as last year. everyone else is getting frozen and we set here with a bonus spring.
    Unfortunately the warm up was shortlived. Back to low single digits, a half inch of ice and 5 inches of snow last night. Won't be above freezing again for days. One of the longest coldest winters in a long time for KY.

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    Default Re: Mid February hive check photos

    great pics!!
    Donny

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