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Thread: Bees and heat

  1. #1
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    Default Bees and heat

    I have a couple of folks that are supposed to pickup nucs and single hives on Sunday evening. The temps are supposed to push close to 100 on Sunday. The have a mini van, so the bees will need to be confined. I hate the idea of confining bees in those temps. Although the van is climate controlled.

    I'm considering rescheduling until Thursday evening when the temps are supposed to be 10 degrees cooler.

    Any advice?

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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    How long is their drive back? Is it possible to pick up at sunset? Ventilation, ventilation
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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    There all pretty local- within an hours drive. The Jester nuc box provide pretty good ventilation. I might mist the bees down for some cooling also.

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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    If they run the ac and don't block ventilation holes , they will be ok. If they are getting a few of them spread them out for better air circulation .

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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    Early pickup give them a little mist they'll be just fine

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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    All went well. Except me- a little heat exhaustion and almost stepped on a Rattlesnake.

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    Default Re: Bees and heat

    Get yourself some guinea hens to keep the snakes out. I like the pearl ones and the lavender one is nice too.
    No more little snakes!
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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