Re: Treatment Free in Finland
How exactly bad weather is equal to bad beekeeping?
Originally Posted by BernhardHeuvel
I would not generalize.
One can exert a lot of effort to prepare for the maple/willow flow and still be snowed in.
It is a very risky business - early flows as it requires very early build-up - not always a good idea in cold regions (where the willow is most plentiful).
Our last snow (so far) was on Saturday, April 27th.
Sunday was partly sunny and +10C - snow melted - not exactly good day either for bee foraging.
Monday through Thursday - cold rain.
Willow potential is largely wasted; Maple potential was also largely wasted; Dandelion is blooming several days now - wasted so far due to the weather.
I don't care how good a beekeeper you are - you can only pray so much for good weather.
Last edited by GregV; 04-29-2019 at 09:46 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.