I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area
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  1. #1
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    Default I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Hi, everyone,

    my largest hive has gained twenty pounds in the past two weeks, after several months of holding steady at the same weight.

    I did an inspection today and sure enough comb after comb after comb slammed with nectar.

    My conclusion is the flow has begun.

    Regards,
    Thomas
    Last edited by Yunzow; 04-01-2020 at 04:39 PM.
    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: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Tulip poplar is already blooming here in upstate SC

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    Default Re: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    I have one beeyard just south of Athens in the town of Bishop. Supers put on in mid March were practically full last Friday. Here in my home yard….about thirty five miles north of Bishop….zip.
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson

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    Default Re: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Heh, I edited my original post, I meant to say 20 pounds in two weeks....
    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: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Here in VA, my strongest hive, four boxes packed with bees, had already filled five medium frames when I worked them this past Sunday. Most of the other hives were just starting to put some away, mostly still in the brood nest.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Default Re: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    Quote Originally Posted by JWPalmer View Post
    Here in VA, my strongest hive, four boxes packed with bees, had already filled five medium frames when I worked them this past Sunday. Most of the other hives were just starting to put some away, mostly still in the brood nest.
    The daffodils aren't even blooming yet in one of my locations in PA.

    You folks are a solid 2 months ahead of us.

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    Default Re: I believe the flow has begun, Atlanta area

    I'm 100% certain now. One of my hives gained 30# in the past week. The other two gained 10# each.
    My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.

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