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  1. #1
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    Default Rain!!!!

    In WNC and the rain will not stop.

    I'm feeding and they are taking it. I'm assuming this weather is counter productive to the honey flow that is on right now.

    Anybody else getting washed out?

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  3. #2
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    High Point, NC, USA
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    I'm right there with you! Have to feed my bees too.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    Rain can wash away the pollen and some nectar, but it can also provide the moisture plants need to produce more nectar and prolong the season.

    Yep, lots on intermittent rain here too.
    Beek since 2016: Hardiness Zone 9a: in NW Florida

  5. #4
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    I've got honey supers on most my hives so I'm not feeding. I have several supers almost fully capped so they have plenty to eat if needed.

  6. #5
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    this is my hope. right now they are not drawing out the new super.

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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    I keep some hives west of Franklin on the Nantahala River. I have to ford the river at Rainbow Springs and the maximum depth Iím comfortable crossing is 1.5ft. I think it might be a while before I can get back to them.

    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

  8. #7
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    The bees have not been able to forage for more than a couple hours at a time for around 2 weeks. They missed out on gathering a lot of nectar and instead have had to eat up honey stored in supers to survive. It's a big loss for us honey producers.
    Lawrence Heafner
    15 hives; 17 years; TF for 12; Zone 7B

  9. #8
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    Decatur / Cullman, also. 35603
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    Same here in no. Bama .(Cullman, al. ) I got hive inspections to do, and splits to make before they swarm on me.... grrr. Mabye I'll get a day break in this rain soon. Good luck to all

  10. #9
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    Indiana, Clay County
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    Default Re: Rain!!!!

    Just the opposite here. We are starving for rain ; the remnants of Alberto passed thru today got about 3/4 of an inch . We are now up to 1 1/4" for May when we should have 5". The locust flow was crap, man I miss my chickens.

    regards
    Brad
    Dad always said " Smart like tractor, strong like bull "

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