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  1. Bee Forum
    Between 12-15 inches of snow and some sub zero nights. Mid 40’s this week. Two things- How are you fairing? My 5 came through. For Pete’s sake the Russians think its spring. If there is pollen anywhere this group will find it. 2) are you planning on your winter OAV soon?
  2. Bee Forum
    I am trying to figure out what happened to my bees and if I still have a cluster below. After thanksgiving it slipped down to 20 degrees a few nights with a high still below 40. That was only a few days and I thought I saw bees since then This first pic is the bee hive as I opened it about an...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I peeked in the tops of my 2 hives last warm day a couple of weeks ago here in central Arkansas. Saw honey still up top. Didn't go in at all. Should be in 60s tomorrow so I would like to look inside and see what's doing. Have heard I should rearrange frames if I go in. Wondering what this means...
  4. Bee Forum
    So I decided to take a look. Mini nuc-sized Kenya hive is doing well enough--about halfway thru their capped comb. Didn't see any brood, but they are a small cluster and its been in the 20s for the last month. The smallest Lang nuc didn't want visitors this afternoon and sent me running for...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Newbee here; first winter, central Arkansas. Entered winter with good stores, I was told. One deep and two supers full, 8 frame. SBB top and bottom. Italians. Huge number going into winter. It should be about 66 today; cloudy, looks gusty. I've been doing lots of reading and lots say to check...
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