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  1. Bee Forum
    I keep bees in central Texas (close to austin) and I wanted to know how the summer heat will effect my hives. Central Texas Summers routinely reach consecutive weeks of 95+ degree temps with several being in the 100's. I have water close by so the bees can cool the hive to an extent, but I...
  2. Bee Forum
    Commercial beekeepers put their hives in full sun and I've seen some photos with massive bearding. I've kept hives under trees with only early morning or late afternoon direct sunlight to help reduce any bearding on hot days but haven't seen large honey crops from them. Does the extra heat make...