It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!
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    Default It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    It's just too hot! Above 95 every day....... As much as I enjoy beekeeping, there's not a bug I'm willing to have heatstroke over! If it doesn't get done in the am or pm.....
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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    It's just too hot! Above 95 every day....... As much as I enjoy beekeeping, there's not a bug I'm willing to have heatstroke over! If it doesn't get done in the am or pm.....
    Some shade could help.
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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    This is why all the gardeners always do morning work also.

    The heat isn't very fun, I agree.

    But since you brought it up, what time & temperature of the days is best from the bees point of view to open up the hive also? (And get them the least angry?)

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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    The heat is killing me too. I saw a vest that holds ice packs for working in the heat. I ordered one. I’ll let you know if it helps.

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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by hagane View Post
    The heat isn't very fun, I agree.
    But since you brought it up, what time & temperature of the days is best from the bees point of view to open up the hive also? (And get them the least angry?)
    I usually (when the temps are agreeable) like to start around 10am as a number of bees have left the hive. As to least angry . the bees temperament (I've found) is determined by nectar flows or lack thereof.
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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by hagane View Post
    But since you brought it up, what time & temperature of the days is best from the bees point of view to open up the hive also? (And get them the least angry?)
    I try to finish before 6 pm or so most days. I am not a morning person so I have no morning experience. As it gets later in the evening more of the forgers are back in the hive and the forgers tend to be more aggressive/defensive so working the hive when they are gone is easier. NEVER work a hive after dark, the bees are very grumpy when they get disturbed during the night.

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    Default Re: It's 6-am - 9am or after 7pm beekeeping for me!

    On a predicted hot day I like to get out after light but before sunrise....
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