Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?
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    Question Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Hey everyone,

    do you think we're done with the flow right now or is it still going on?

    thanks,
    Thomas
    My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.

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    Reminder Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunzow View Post
    Hey everyone,

    do you think we're done with the flow right now or is it still going on?

    thanks,
    Thomas
    Five days of rain and cloudy weather, how can you tell? Ive been feeding my nucs this past week and the bee yard has been full of bees looking for a free meal so there is a slow down on nectar flow but they are are back on the clover today. Sumac, clover and soon sourwood (if your high enough/weather stays cool) to go. Two to three more weeks depending on your area of flow left.

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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    I've been out of the country for two weeks so I'm not completely sure, but historically speaking it's long over.
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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    All finished. I'm planning to start pulling supers tomorrow.

    https://youtu.be/EoK77EMaoLE
    Last edited by beemandan; 06-05-2018 at 07:02 AM.
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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Thanks for the video Dan!
    We have some elevation on Athens, but I get the message. It's done.

    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    All finished. I'm planning to start pulling supers tomorrow.

    https://youtu.be/EoK77EMaoLE
    My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.

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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    All finished. I'm planning to start pulling supers tomorrow.

    https://youtu.be/EoK77EMaoLE
    Interesting, I'm over in Floyd County (50 miles NW of Atlanta) and I usually have a smaller flow in late may (what we just had) and a more significant flow around the end of June. Maybe its whats growing locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddawg View Post
    I usually have a smaller flow in late may (what we just had) and a more significant flow around the end of June. Maybe its whats growing locally.
    I get what I call 'bumps'. Not enough to draw new comb and not enough to full empty comb. But I will see some new nectar coming in. Surely we have some different things blooming and our seasons may differ by a week or maybe even two.
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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Quote Originally Posted by beemandan View Post
    I get what I call 'bumps'. Not enough to draw new comb and not enough to full empty comb. But I will see some new nectar coming in. Surely we have some different things blooming and our seasons may differ by a week or maybe even two.
    One of these days I need to start learning what blooms where in my local area. Historically I pull as many capped supers as I can in late May, Extract then put them back on the hive. By early to mid July I will have close to double the capped supers of honey I had in late May. Most of the time there is enough stores left on the hive that I don't have to do a lot of feeding in the summer.
    I have a ton of golden rod that blooms around me in the early Fall, but my bees don't do much with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddawg View Post
    I have a ton of golden rod that blooms around me in the early Fall, but my bees don't do much with it.
    Same here.
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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Hey Ddawg,

    what is your elevation??

    thanks,
    Thomas
    Quote Originally Posted by Ddawg View Post
    Interesting, I'm over in Floyd County (50 miles NW of Atlanta) and I usually have a smaller flow in late may (what we just had) and a more significant flow around the end of June. Maybe its whats growing locally.
    My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yunzow View Post
    what is your elevation??
    Good question. He might be high enough to get some sourwood.
    Sadly, not here. I have a number of them blooming as I speak but nary a bee on them. Around my mountain yard, when they are blooming those trees are alive with bees and hummingbirds.
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    Default Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    I have a lot of open fields of clover around and my bees are still going wide open right now.I am gonna pull honey around the 4th of July.0511181925.jpg

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    Embarrassed Re: Georgia - Atlanta area - done with the flow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunzow View Post
    Hey Ddawg,

    what is your elevation??

    thanks,
    Thomas
    Rome is 614 feet above sea level.

    I hope I didn't jinx my big 2nd honey flow making all these statements
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