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  1. #1
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    Default Stop shaking the snow globe!

    Feels like we are living in one. Bright and sunny right now and high in the forties, but I am convinced it will spit sleet and snow at some point of the day! It just goes on and on. The ground is still a frozen brick and I can't drive to bee hives because of drifts that I still don't think I could bust.

    The waterfowl seem to think spring will eventually going to happen and I see lots of ducks, geese and the sandhill cranes are on their nesting grounds along the Musselshell.

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    Default Re: Stop shaking the snow globe!

    Oh just one more shake...pleeease?

    Seriously, I know how you feel......only in my case I want rain. It's so dry here even the dandelions are slow popping out. Now we get colder than normal too.... Spring....where are you?

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    Another week of cold in the forecast thinking about bringing a hive in the house. I wonder if the wife would mind.

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    I see we have 3 to 5" of snow predicted on Monday for my little corner of Montana. I'm thinking of firing my weatherman and getting one that will tell me what I want to hear. Many critters thing spring is coming, bluebirds are here, magpies are building nests, female meadowlarks are calling out. A year ago bees were bringing pollen in, now they are just lucky to get a decent flight day.
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    The hives are coming into the house I know that they are starting brood and we are going to get cold for a week and the wife wants them to make it. Then they can have some syrup.

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    I hear ya... I am SO ready for some green grass. Snow predicted for tonight, all day Wed and a bit more here and there. I want to shovel all the snow from around the front porch into my truck and take it to my worst enemy's yard and dump it there so I can see some grass, even if it's brown.

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    After the rain here last night and today there are open spots in the fields. Under trees is bare but if you want to walk on a lawn you had better have hip wagers and a rope so someone can pull you out. Tried putting down boards to walk on to get to the bee hives. They sunk either into the ground or under the ground water before I could get a second foot down.
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    I managed to drive to a snowed in yard this morning. One drift was nearly a problem but I was going fast enough. Pulled lids to feed patties and add sugar bricks if needed. It was fifties and windy. Found one boomer starved out. I added sugar a couple weeks ago when I walked in but obviously not enough. On balance, it was encouraging. The check I sent off to Bill Carpenter for queens before leaving to work bees wasn't a mistake. I have the bees to use them.

    Now six hours later, the snow globe is shaking! A couple inches of snow already on the ground and we are headed to single digits tonight.

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    Dan, if they have enough to eat, they should be fine outside.

    Crazy Roland

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    Take heart, Vance. Our last couple snows have been wetter & accompanied by rain. A sure sign that spring is taking over. It should get to you in a month or two...
    After 40 years of beekeeping, I've come to realize that the bees can fix most of my mistakes.

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    95 degrees suck also.
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    Nearly noon and its almost up to 12F! Four inches of snow sitting on the still frozen ground. I am sure glad this is the hottest winter ever ever ever ever or this would be unbearable!

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    The Twin Cities said we were in the 3-5 inch range but NOOOOO, woke up to 9 inches man this sucks. Been trying to get some sap out of the maples and it's coming out sap cubes.

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    SC, 74 and sunny 😎
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    Default Re: Stop shaking the snow globe!

    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    SC, 74 and sunny ��
    Lots of yellow jasmine bloom this year putting a hurt on the bees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Dan, if they have enough to eat, they should be fine outside.

    Crazy Roland
    The one is a little smaller than I like don't think it'll be able to leave the brood to get food. I got a closet that is cool they are in there and doing fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clyderoad View Post
    Lots of yellow jasmine bloom this year putting a hurt on the bees?
    YES! Thank goodness it's on it's way out......
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    After 10 inches of snow the weather report predicts lows down to 0 that's zero for next week I'm getting to old for this.

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    Ducky- ".WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
    MIDNIGHT MDT MONDAY NIGHT...

    * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10
    inches, with locally higher amounts possible."

    *sigh*
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    This just doesn't end. Snowing hard and in the mid teens. About a week until long term forecast says 'NORMAL' weather. A big commercial outfit will be shaking thousands of two pound packages next weekend in marginal weather. Lucky them.

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