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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, I will be installing my very first package of bees on Monday. The temperature forecast for that day is a hight of 62F and a low of 41F. In all of the installation videos I have watched, they spray the bees with 1:1 Syrup (+ I am using Pro Health oil with it). 1. Will the temps be a...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello forum readers, I currently am working with a team on a collaborative project to develop an electrical hive health monitoring system to increase awareness of honey-bee related health issues. Our project is currently being funded and further considered by Analog Devices, Inc., which is a...
  3. Bee Forum
    Temperatures are expected to soar across much of the US this weekend. Where I am temps are going to hit 97 on Saturday. Other than the fact that it can be incredible uncomfortable to inspect in such temperatures, is there a point where beekeepers just decide to leave the bees alone? Also, is it...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi: 44F here in downstate NY, maybe getting to 50 by noon. I'd like to move my 4x4x4 Nuc to a deep and reverse the deep boxes on an established hive. Too cold for today? Tomorrow it's a high of 57F so am undecided whether to wait. Thoughts?
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    40º F. is bandied about as the temperature for the lowest rate of honey consumption, and I kind of recall seeing a graph with 40º F as being the low point, but for the life of me I can't find the original study or that graph. Does anyone know of the study of which I speak? Thanks, Tony P.
  6. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Drone and Worker Brood Microclimates Are Regulated Differentially in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera Background Honey bee (Apis mellifera) drones and workers show differences in morphology, physiology, and behavior. Because the functions of drones are more related to colony reproduction, and those of...
  7. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Opinions on wether to add Insulation under the roof-wrap some around the hive-the bottom-and basically anywhere. Central PA USA. Dec Jan Feb average Temps 0 to -10 to 20F. Lasts for 8 weeks or more. BTB
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I was wanting to do some splits tomorrow, but the temperature will only reach the mid 50's. Do you think that that is a warm enough temp to be opening hives and working in them? Thanks in advance for your help.
  9. Welcome Forum
    Does anyone have any information on how the polar vortex might affect SHB viability? Here in Northern Indiana we have had -15 degree temps for two days. My hives have insulation boxes around them to protect from the -40-degree windchill. I am mainly curiously about SHB not overwintering in...
  10. Bee Forum
    Dynamics of Collective Decision Making of Honeybees in Complex Temperature Fields Endothermic heat production is a crucial evolutionary adaptation that is, amongst others, responsible for the great success of honeybees. Endothermy ensures the survival of the colonies in harsh environments and...
  11. Bee Forum
    Greetings all: It is the hottest week of the year in the mid-Atlantic and I'm concerned about my hive's internal temperature and do not want larvae to die. Would a filled top feeder lower hive temperature a degree or two. How about placing a few ice cubes or an ice pack in the top feeder? And...
  12. Diseases and Pests
    I waited until the last minute -- and now want to treat my hives with Apigaurd. The directions say use in temperatures above 60...The weather here in New York is cooling off and forecast put day time temps in the 55-60 range in the daytime and cooler at night. Does anyone know if this will...
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