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  1. #161
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    Default Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Foster Collins View Post
    Wouldn't "squeezing" in midwinter require opening things up? Tough to do for some in mid-winter...
    Adam
    Adam,

    You have to read my post # 157 more carefully. Colony squeezing is not an option for the midwinter.

    Boris Romanov

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    Default Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    OK I'll bite. Just how will a thermometer in my colonies help me control the temperatures inside my hives? And, what exactly would you do if you noticed an unexpected temperature drop? And what exactly would you be able to do in
    mid-winter?
    Aren't you glad you asked?
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
    Adam,

    You have to read my post # 157 more carefully. Colony squeezing is not an option for the midwinter.

    Boris Romanov
    Ah yes, I see. I did misread that. I apologize.

    Adam

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    Default Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    Aren't you glad you asked?
    Yep, I'm still at a loss. A thermoneter is the best investment ever...to tell you what bee work has to be done after it should have been done already...at least that's the way I see it.

  6. #165
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    "OK I'll bite. Just how will a thermometer in my colonies help me control the temperatures inside my hives? And, what exactly would you do if you noticed an unexpected temperature drop? And what exactly would you be able to do in mid-winter?" Michael Palmer Post#156



    A really good situation has turned up to reply to these questions again from completely different foreshortening.

    This winter is unusually warm therefore my bees are unusually active. In such situation they already ate all honey in some hives.

    I recognized such situation, because temperature inside of these hives dropped significantly in comparison with the other hives...

    So the thermometers gave me the very good chance to save my two colonies.

    I posted new pictures related to this post here: http://beebehavior.com/feeder.php

    Boris Romanov

  7. #166
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    Default Re: Natural Beekeeping

    Two cool pictures for the beekeepers in the hot/warm climates.

    The 2013-2014 winter is unusually cold in my area. Nevertheless a large amount of snow plays perfectly a role of natural insulator:
    http://www.beebehavior.com/beeimages...ary14,2014.jpg

    Two deep hive bodies (plus 6-inch THSCU) are totally under snow:
    http://www.beebehavior.com/beeimages...y14,2014-2.jpg

    Boris Romanov

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