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  1. Bee Forum
    I realize that the timing of nectar flow in a given year depends on location, weather patterns, etc. However, I have been trying to find resources that could help me understand the "general" pattern for my location. Specifically, I would guess that in a given region there is a smaller set of...
  2. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    I am a new beekeeper, and am from the Georgian Triangle area of Ontario. I am looking for information on the nectar flows and times of Dearth for my region but can't seem to find anything. I am looking for advice from other keepers in my surrounding area, or any links to information that could...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hi All, third year beekeeper here in the Hudson Valley of NY. Let me get this out of the way... I know that all beekeeping is local and that generalizations are very hard to make. So, now I'm going to ask for generalizations :) One of the toughest parts of beekeeping seems to be...
  4. Bee Forum
    So it has been rainy for a LOOONNNGGGG time here in the mid-Atlantic. Does this mean not a very good honey season? What are you seeing in terms of honey flow in the Mid-Atlantic states?
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Due to Rain in Texas My Bee package cant ship for another 2 weeks. (end of May) That means my bees will not be able to make enough Honey to get them through the very cold North East winters. ...Should I buy some real bee keeper Honey and feed it to them when they arrive...? or even in the...
  6. Bee Forum
    I've noticed that now that warmer weather has incited a new level of activity among my bees, and I've kept the entrance reducer down to the lowest setting to promote a more uniform, steady flow of bees in and out and better control of ventilation. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I'm not sure yet...
  7. Bee Forum
    Bees were starting a few flights here in SE CT until this COLD snap 11 now 10 colonies, tree fell :(. Some looked strong around the first. a couple doubtfull John
  8. Bee Forum
    Two days ago, I pulled every frame from my upper deep (food chamber) and checked them. I intended to replace the wonky comb they drew last year on my foundation-less frames. I noticed this box was mostly empty and had very little capped honey left from Winter. I saw my Apricot tree blooming...
  9. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Greetings from sunny Tennessee, So the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, and twice in the last few weeks I have found a small swarm of bees hanging from a cedar limb near my bee hives. It happened again yesterday when I spotted a small swarm clustered on a cedar...
  10. Bee Forum
    Expecting the honey flow in this area to end in a few weeks, I was pointed to weather.com's pollen count as a possible indicator. The only problem is, it's the opposite to what I might have expected. "For the Philadelphia area, the pollen count for Pollen season can vary from year to year...
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