Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom
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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    I have been pollinating almonds in Glenn and Butte county's for over 15 years and this is the latest bloom yet.
    My grower in Glenn county told me that there is not a single bloom on the Winters variety, the earliest in that particular orchard as of 2-15-19.
    The latest that I have ever seen at least one flower is the 9th of Feb.
    I am at least grateful that we got the hives in the orchard on the 29th of Jan because the rain started 2 days later and has not let up since.
    One thing about beekeeping; always surprises around the corner!
    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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  3. #2
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    Miami, Manitoba, Canada
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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Tough on the bees, better be feed in those boxes !

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    I hear ya Harry seen more boxes under water out in Durham than I've ever seen hope they went in heavy gonna be a lot of starving bees this year

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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Glad I got my bees out in time before the rains started. Has anybody heard if there heavy losses coming out of winter? I received a number of calls looking for bees... one was looking to fill 3000 hives that he was short!

  6. #5
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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    There were reports of lots of big losses from all over the place. Poor nutrition, new viruses, varroa getting out of control, maybe other things. Personally I have great hives and plenty of junk too. Seemed to be tied in with the locations they were in all summer.
    With all the wet weather , there is going to be another culling of marginal hives soon!
    Not to mention the ones that sank over the last few days.

  7. #6
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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Loggermike - just like realestate, location, location , location... Maybe it is NOT something we are doing.

    Crazy Roland

  8. #7
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    Default Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    Quote Originally Posted by RangerLee View Post
    Has anybody heard if there heavy losses coming out of winter?
    news article about the adees losing bees again
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/sho...ing-bees-again

    "We would like to take this opportunity to alert / caution you regarding high mite populations in honey bee colonies this year due to another unusually long bee season similar to past years (2015 and 2016)." October 10, 2018College of Agricultural Sciences Oregon State University

    https://honeybeelab.oregonstate.edu/...e/varroa-alert

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